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Letters & Proclamations

The Mayor’s Office is eager to highlight and celebrate the outstanding contributions and significant events, anniversaries, and organizations throughout Salt Lake County. To celebrate our shared values and promote a sense of community the Mayor’s Office has a number of options to best recognize milestones, accomplishments, and events impacting individuals, communities, and organizations in Salt Lake County.


Letters of Commendation

Letters are the primary method by which individuals and community organizations can be recognized for their contributions to Salt Lake County. The goal of a letter of commendation is to honor, celebrate, or create awareness of an individual, organization, event, or significant issue that contributes to the betterment of the Salt Lake County community.​ To request a letter of commendation, please send an email to and include:

  1. A brief summary of the organization, event, or issue requesting the letter.
  2. A specific date for the letter (day, week, or month).  Please also provide the date the letter is needed by. A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required.
  3. Draft language or bullet points to be included in the letter. (Must fit on one page in 12-point font)
  4. Provide a contact name, phone number, and e-mail address. Arrangements will be made for pick-up once the document is complete.​


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.

Proclamation Criteria

  • 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

Proclamation Presentation

  • 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.

Proclamation Request

Proclamations must follow a standard Resolution format with "Whereas" statements followed by a "Therefore" resolution. View an example proclamation.

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Ceremonial proclamations do not need to be read in a Salt Lake County Council Meeting. They may be read at community events or simply handed over to your organization at the Mayor's Office at the Salt Lake County Government Center.

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