Proclamations

Overview

Among many ceremonial functions of the office of the Mayor is recognizing and honoring people, events, activities, organizations, issues, and more through the issuance of formal proclamations. The Mayor issues proclamations to recognize and celebrate the community. All proclamations are strictly honorary and are not legally binding. A City of Lawrenceville community member can request a proclamation using the guidelines below.

Guidelines

Proclamations will generally be issued for the following purposes:

  • Memorializing special or exemplary events or days
  • Lawrenceville business anniversaries of 50+ years
  • Retirements from the City of Lawrenceville following 35+ years of consecutive service
  • Local arts and cultural celebrations
  • Local nonprofit organizations
  • School-related activities such as academics, athletics, and music
  • Achievements of local citizens
  • Public awareness campaigns
  • Special honors
  • Other exceptional events, activities, or people

Proclamations may not be issued for the following purposes:

  • Events or organizations with no direct relationship to the City of Lawrenceville
  • Matters of political nature, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual convictions 
  • Controversial issues or organizations
  • Events or activities that do not benefit Lawrenceville
  • Events, campaigns, or activities contrary to City policies, plans, or ordinances  

Procedures

A proclamation request shall be filed with the City Clerk using the form below at least 20 days prior to the requested proclamation date. Submission of the form does not guarantee its issuance. Proclamations may be issued during the "Proclamations" portion of a council meeting. To submit a proclamation request, follow the steps below:

  1. Prepare information 20 days prior to the event or date needed
  2. Complete the online application including:
    1. Contact information
    2. Background of the event or organization
    3. Four facts about the proposed proclamation
    4. Necessary date(s) and times
  3. Incomplete applications will not be processed
  4. Do not announce until you have received confirmation of its approval
  5. City Clerk will approve or deny request after submittal
  6. If approved, you may pick up your proclamation in person or receive by mail or email
  7. Announcement may be made at the appropriate City Council meeting