Proclamation guidelines are issued by the Mayor's Office to provide recognition for special events, important issues, or to highlight an significant accomplishment of Monticellonians. The goal of a proclamation is to honor and celebrate events or to increase awareness of significant issues of importance to Monticellonians.
- Proclamation requests and wording may be submitted using the Proclamation Request Form.
- All proclamation requests should be submitted to the Mayor's Office with at least a 30-day notice to allow for the approval process and the production of the document itself.
- Proclamations may recognize a day, week, or month.
- Each proclamation request MUST come from an Monticellonian. This includes requests from national, international, or out-of-town organizations.
- Proclamations issued in honor of living individuals or of organizations, may only be issued for significant milestones; including statewide or national significance (e.g., awarded a state or national title), or a significant birthday/ anniversary milestone.
- Other forms of recognition for individuals are provided. For more information, contact the Mayor's Office at 870-367-4400.
- Proclamations must have citywide, statewide, or national significance.
- Proclamations should reflect inclusiveness, not exclusiveness, and recognize that the strength of our democracy is our diversity. It must not take sides in matters of political, ideological, or religious controversy, or individual convictions.
- Proclamations are not automatically renewed. Requests must be made on an annual basis. If the request is for a repeat of a previous proclamation, a copy of that document should be included with the request form.
- Proclamations are issued at the discretion of the Mayor and must be approved by the Mayor's Office.
- If your request for a proclamation is denied, you may be offered a letter from the Mayor in its place.
- Please do not make announcements or plans for the proclamation until you have received word of its approval from the Mayor's Office.
- All proclamations, once finalized, are posted on the City Web site; below.
To review Mayoral Proclamations from previous years, go to the city's OpenGov Archives Page.