Mayor Jenny Wilson has issued ceremonial proclamations to celebrate, honor, and recognize events, organizations, or individuals who have significance throughout Salt Lake County. Proclamations are designed to celebrate and highlight our common values and promote a sense of community by acknowledging outstanding contributions to Salt Lake County and its residents.
Proclamation requests may be submitted directly to the Mayor's Office for consideration, but must be received 30 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
- Proclamation requests must come from organizations, not individual residents
- Must recognize a specific day, week, or month
- Proclamations will not be automatically renewed annually
- Requests that are similar to existing or previous proclamation requests may be denied
- Proclamations will not be issued for individual birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, funerals, reunions, retirements, groundbreakings, openings, or political or business endorsement
- Proclamations should not advocate for a public policy decision, proposed or existing laws, or candidates of any kind
Due to ongoing COVID-19 protocols, members of the public are not permitted to attend Salt Lake County Council meetings and cannot receive proclamations in person at the Salt Lake County Council Chambers. Currently there are two options to receive a ceremonial proclamation:
- Proclamations may be read by the Mayor or a representative in County Council meeting on a Tuesday prior to the proclamation date and picked up by a requester at a later date.
- Proclamations may be given directly to requesters at a community event or in the Mayor's Office, if health and safety protocols permit.