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City Council Proclamations


Proclamation Request Guidelines:
  • All requests shall be submitted via this web form.
  • Requests shall be made to the City 30 days in advance of the date needed. 
  • Please include draft language that can be edited or revised by the City.
  • Proclamations shall hold citywide significance. 
  • Issuance of a proclamation does not constitute an endorsement by the City.
  • Proclamations are reviewed by the City on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any request received.
  • Indicate whether or not you would like a formal City Council Reading and a member of our office will be in contact with you.
  • We generally avoid anything commercial, promotional, or for-profit.

Recent Proclamations
10/11/20 National Coming Out Day Proclamation
10/05/20 Energy Efficiency Day Proclamation
10/05/20 Fire Prevention Week Proclamation
10/05/20 Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation
09/14/20 Welcoming Week Proclamation
08/26/20 COVID-19 State of Emergency (Amended) Proclamation
07/31/20 COVID-19 State of Emergency (Amended) Proclamation
06/22/20 LGBTQ+ Pride Month Proclamation
06/22/20 Back from the Brink - The Call to Prevent Nuclear War Day Proclamation
06/05/20 COVID-19 Reopening (Phase 1) Proclamation
05/18/20 AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate Proclamation
05/18/20 National Public Works Week Proclamation
03/16/20 COVID-19 State of Emergency (Amended) Proclamation
03/15/20 COVID-19 State of Emergency Proclamation
02/24/20 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration Photo Proclamation
02/10/20 Black History Month Photo Proclamation
02/10/20 Arts in Education Day Photo Proclamation
01/27/20 Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month Photo Proclamation
01/27/20 Drake Bulldogs Photo Proclamation
12/16/19 Year of the Tree 2020 Photo Proclamation
12/16/19 Homeless Persons' Memorial Day Photo Proclamation
10/14/19 Meet the Blind Month Photo Proclamation
10/14/19 National Coming Out Day Photo Proclamation
09/23/19 Italian Heritage Month Photo Proclamation
09/09/19 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Photo
08/05/19 National Night Out Photo
08/05/19 Retiring Golf Tournament Directors Photo
07/15/19 100 Year Anniversary Hotel Fort Des Moines Photo Proclamation
06/03/19 National Gun Violence Awareness Day Photo Proclamation
06/03/19 Des Moines Historical Society 10 Year Anniversary Photo Proclamation
05/20/19 National Public Works Week Photo Proclamation
05/20/19 Energize Des Moines Photo
05/06/19 Small Business Week Photo Proclamation
05/06/19 American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) Photo Proclamation
04/22/19 Arbor Day Photo Proclamation
04/22/19 Grand View Christian Class 1A Boys Basketball State Champions Photo Proclamation
04/08/19 U.S. Department of State - Leadership Program Photo
04/08/19 Grand View University - 2019 Wrestling National Championship Photo Proclamation
04/08/19 National Boys & Girls Clubs Week Photo Proclamation
12/17/18 National Homeless Persons Memorial Day Photo Proclamation
11/19/18 Union Pacific Railroad Check Presentation Photo