Thank you for your interest in requesting a Mayoral Proclamation from the Office of Mayor B.H. "Skip" Henderson III. Please carefully review the guidelines below before submitting your request.

A proclamation is a document, which dedicates a day, week, or month in the City of Columbus to honor a special event, cause, or purpose. Proclamations are typically issued by the Mayor, City Manager, and/or City Council to recognize the importance of a community event, significant achievements by a community member, or to increase public awareness of a worthy cause. These are public service documents are strictly honorary and are not legally binding. Proclamations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


• All Proclamation requests must be submitted 8 business days prior to receiving date.

• Proclamations should reflect inclusiveness, not exclusiveness.

• Proclamation requests must include a proposed text including a minimum of five/no more than eight "Whereas," statements.

“Whereas,” statements highlight key achievements, history, facts, events, etc. in which are of significant importance. "Whereas," statements tell the story of the person and/or organization being recognized and builds up the case for why the honoree is deserving of a Proclamation.

*The Mayor's Office reserves the right to modify any proposed language.


• Proclamations are not automatically renewed, and a request must be submitted for each document.

• Proclamations will not be issued for any matter with potential political controversy, or which may suggest an official City position on a matter under consideration or to be voted upon by the City Council.

• Proclamations will not recognize any group whose policies or aims advocate violence, hatred or any other position contrary to the well-being of the citizens of the City of Columbus, Georgia or the quality of life in Columbus and Muscogee County.

• No proclamation shall be used as a part of an advertisement, to promote one's business concern or commercial promotion without the express permission of the Mayor’s Office.

• Please do not make announcements or plans for the proclamation until you have received confirmation of its approval from the Mayor's Office staff.


• Anniversaries of individuals or businesses less than 65 years

• Birthdays of individuals less than 85 years

• To honor private businesses, grand openings, or fundraisers

• As a letter of support or endorsement of individuals, businesses, products, or services

*The Mayor's Office reserves the right to decline the issuance of a Proclamation where deemed warranted.


By submitting this proclamation request, you, the applicant, agree to these terms. Once you submit your request, a confirmation page will appear, and you will receive a confirmation e-mail at the address on the form. If this fails to occur, your request has not been submitted.

For any questions regarding Proclamations, please contact:

Mayor's Office