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. The city will consider a request for a proclamation from City of Lawrenceville residents or organizations that do work in the city using the guidelines below. 

  1. Guidelines
  2. Procedures


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
  • Achievement of high rank or success within a local nonprofit organization (such as scouting)
  • Unique or successful school-related activities such as academics, athletics, and music
  • Local nonprofit service groups for achievements in the community
  • Outstanding achievements or contributions of local citizens
  • Public awareness campaigns that have the potential to enhance public health, safety, or wellness
  • Special or unique honors
  • Other exceptional events, activities, or people

Proclamations may not be issued for the following purposes:

  • Events or organizations outside of 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
  • National or international groups without an in-city sponsor
  • Events, campaigns, or activities contrary to city policies, plans, or ordinances  
  • Personal activities not of general public interest such as deaths, family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, groundbreaking, and business endorsements