Proclamation Requests

Mayor Birney is pleased to officially recognize the people, programs, particular issues and causes, accomplishments, and events that make Redmond unique by issuing proclamations. Proclamations raise awareness and signify the importance of community awareness, recognition, and community support. 

The Mayor may present proclamations at Council business meetings, community events, and days of remembrance and recognition. The Mayor's Office may also issue proclamations in recognition of Redmond residents, organizations, or groups. All proclamations are issued at the discretion of the Mayor. The City may share proclamations and any photos, video, or audio pertaining to a proclamation with the community via its communication platforms at its discretion.

Proclamation Request Criteria:

1.    All requests must be received a minimum of 60 days prior to issue date.

2.    Proclamations are not annually renewed. Requests must be submitted annually. 

3.    Only requests from a Redmond resident, business, organization, or group are considered. This includes requests from national, international, and out-of-state causes and organizations. 

4.    All requests must include complete draft language and necessary background information.

5.    The Mayor reserves the right to approve or decline any request and make any necessary edits to content prior to final issuance.

6.    The issuance of a proclamation does not imply endorsement from the Mayor, Mayor's Office, or the City of Redmond. 

7.    Duplicate or similar requests will be declined.

8.    Requests related to political issues, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual convictions will be declined.

Once a request has been received, a representative from the Mayor's Office will contact you via email regarding the status of the application.

Proclamations shall be presented at Council meetings at the discretion of the Mayor and only if a recipient is participating in the meeting. All other proclamations, like commendations, will be sent by mail to the recipient.

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2023 Proclamation Calendar


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service


Black History Month


Women's History Month


National Poetry Month

Earth Month (and Arbor Day)


National Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Older Americans Month

Bike Month (and Bike to Work Day)

Affordable Housing Week

Public Works Week


Pride Month


Parks and Recreation Month



National Hispanic Heritage Month

Eastside Welcoming Week


Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Arts and Humanities Month 


Native American Heritage Month

Small Business Saturday