Proclamations will be granted in a very limited capacity as a way of proclaiming a singular, countywide event or anniversary. Proclamation requests may be submitted directly to the Mayor's Office for consideration but must be received 21 days prior to the requested proclamation date and may be rejected if they are not received soon enough. Proclamations are strictly ceremonial; they are not legally binding and should not be interpreted as a policy endorsement.
Ceremonial proclamations meeting the criteria listed below will be approved by the Mayor after the request has been received and may take up to 14 days to be approved or denied.
- Must hold significance to Salt Lake County as a whole
- Requests must come from organizations, not individual residents
- Must recognize a specific day, week, month, or anniversary
- Preference will be given to milestone anniversaries
- Will not be renewed annually
- Requests that are similar to existing or previous proclamation requests may be denied
- Will not be issued for individual birthdays, weddings, personal anniversaries, funerals, reunions, retirements, groundbreakings, openings, or political/business endorsements
- Should not advocate for a public policy decision, proposed or existing laws, or candidates of any kind
- May be read by the Mayor or a representative in County Council meeting on a Tuesday before the proclamation date.
- May be given directly to requesters at a community event or in the Mayor's Office if health and safety protocols permit.
Salt Lake County reserves the right to advertise or post letters or proclamations on social or traditional media for the promotion of significant organizations or events.