Proclamations are issued by the Mayor or Council Members to recognize an important City-wide event, remarkable achievements by community members or organizations, or to indicate the City's role in a national event. Proclamations may be read at a City Council meeting, presented at a special event, or mailed to or picked up by the requesting party. Due to the number of requests, please complete this form 4 weeks prior to the date it is needed.
- Proclamation requests must come from a City of Peoria resident.
- Repeating annual proclamations must be made on an annual basis.
- The City reserves the right to approve or decline a proclamation request and to edit any provided wording.
- Proclamations may not be used as advertisements, endorsements, or for commercial promotion.
- Proclamations must have significance for the City and this should be reflected in the provided language.
- Proclamations must not take sides or indicate individual beliefs.
- Please include 4-6 whereas clauses. Any draft language submitted may be edited and revised without notice at the discretion of the Mayor's office.
- Issuance of a proclamation does not constitute an endorsement by the Mayor.
- Proclamations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any request received.
Please note that a submission does not guarantee approval. Once this form has been submitted, you will be contacted by a staff member by the Mayor's office within 3-5 business days.
Please note: the City issues proclamations for Black History Month, Juneteenth, Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month.