Mayor Proclamations

City Proclamation Guidelines

Proclamations are ceremonial documents signed by the Mayor and issued for:

  • Public awareness
  • Charitable fundraising campaigns
  • Arts and cultural celebrations
  • Special honors

Proclamations will not be issued for:

  • Matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual conviction
  • Events or organizations with no direct relationship to the City of Amery
  • Campaigns or events contrary to City policies


  • The Mayor’s Office reserves the right to modify or deny any proclamation request
  • An organization may request only one proclamation annually
  • More than one cause can be proclaimed simultaneously
  • An organization does not have exclusive rights to the day, week, or month of their proclamation
  • A Certificate of Recognition or Congratulatory letter is an alternative where proclamation criteria are not met

Who can make a proclamation request?

  • Request must be made by a City of Amery Resident
  • Proclamations must affect a broad group of people.  Proclamations will not be issued for individuals.  For individuals, depending on the occasion or event, either a Certificate of Recognition or Congratulatory letter will be provided

How should a request be made?

  • All requests must be made in writing.  Request can be mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered or email.  If mailed or faxed, please call to verify receipt by our office
  • Requests should be made at least 10 business days in advance of the date the document is needed.  The exception to this rule is condolence requests-these should be made as soon as possible after a person’s passing

What should the request include?

  • Contact person’s first and last name, address, and telephone number
  • A brief summary and/or background of the event or organization
  • The name and date(s) of the day, week, month, or event to be proclaimed
  • Draft text for the proclamation, including 4-6 "whereas" clauses
  • An indication of whether the proclamation should be mailed or will be picked up and the date
  • A date when the proclamation is needed

All questions may be submitted via Email to the City Administrator or at (715)268-3411 

Mailed requests may be sent to: 

Amery City Hall

104 Maple St W, Suite A

Amery, WI 54001