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Proclamation Request

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 below 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.

Previous Proclamations

Have you received a city proclamation before?

If you have received a city proclamation before please provide the date and year it was received.

Contact Information

First & Last Name





Zip/Postal Code

Email Address

Phone Number

If proclamation has statewide significance - see the State Form.

Proclamation Information

Title of Proclamation

Deadline for the Proclamation (Date/Time)

Significance of Proclamation to the Des Moines/Metro

Draft Language of Proclamation (including 4-6 Whereas clauses).  Desired word count is 250 words or less.

Additional Comments/Feedback

Formal Reading Request

Is a formal reading requested for this proclamation?

If a formal reading is requested, how many attendees expected (10 is the maximum)
  No formal Reading

If a formal reading is requested, who will provide comments

If a formal reading is requested, what is the preferred date?  (Please see the current City Council Schedule and then enter the date.)

First and Last Name of person who will provide comments

Phonetic spelling of the First and Last Name of person who will provide comments