Request a proclamation, recognition or greeting
Use this form to request an official proclamation, recognition or greeting.
Please note: requests must be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance of your event in order to be accommodated.
There are three types of recognition that the Mayor may make to honor citizens and organizations important to Seattle:
- PROCLAMATIONS to honor a notable Seattle person or organization with an honorary day, week, or month.
- RECOGNITIONS honor an individual for exceptional personal or civic achievement.
- GREETINGS welcome visitors to Seattle meetings, conventions or special events.
Please note that only one proclamation per year may be issued per individual or organization. Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and not all requests are able to be accommodated, regardless of the timing.
Proclamations generally are not offered for out-of-city events or for-profit causes. If we are unable to honor your request, we will let you know.
WHEREAS, Seattle's global development sector is a leading international force making important contributions in the areas of global health, poverty alleviation, environmental sustainability, and education; and
WHEREAS, global development organizations headquartered in Seattle contribute to the local economy and improve conditions abroad through partnerships, activities and investments that benefit the social, economic, health and environmental conditions in some of the world's poorest countries; and
WHEREAS, these organizations help create jobs both locally and abroad, spur innovative businesses and attract employees from around the world to Seattle; and
WHEREAS, the programs and services offered contribute significantly to meeting the challenging development needs around the world and include: direct services, community development, education and training, research, advocacy, product development, corporate citizenship and philanthropy; and
WHEREAS, Seattle residents value contribution and investments to make the world a more equitable, secure, prosperous, and sustainable place to live for all,
NOW, therefore, I Mike McGinn, mayor of the city of Seattle, do hereby proclaim November 1, 2011,
Seattle Global Action Day
I call upon public officials, educators, businesses, communities, volunteers, and all the people of Seattle, Washington to observe this day, and to celebrate the accomplishments and changes created at home and abroad.