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Requests for Mayoral Proclamations

Proclamations are ceremonial documents signed by the Mayor of Fargo for:

  • Public awareness
  • Charitable fundraising campaigns
  • Arts & cultural celebrations
  • Special honors (on the recommendation of the Mayor)
  • An organization's event or special action
  • An extraordinary achievement
  • Public awareness campaigns

Proclamations will not be issued for:

  • Matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs or individual conviction
  • Business endorsement or for-profit

Requests for Proclamations

  • Proclamations are strictly honorary and are not legally-binding
  • Must have a local sponsor and be requested by a resident of Fargo
  • The Mayor’s Office reserves the right to modify or deny any proclamation request
  • Provide contact information and address where the final document should be sent
  • A congratulatory letter is an alternative where proclamation criteria are not met

Criteria for Requests

Proclamation requests must include the following:

  • Full name, address, telephone number(s) and email address of contact person
  • The date when the proclamation is needed
  • The name and date(s) of the day, week, month or event to be proclaimed
  • Proposed text of what is being proclaimed
    • This is limited to 400 words in length, including "whereas" and "now therefore" clauses

Proclamation Submission & Questions

To submit the request online, attach the document with the proposed proclamation to an online email submission form.

If there are questions, you are invited to contact Shelly Ernest in the Commission Office.


Archive of Proclamations

View the archive of proclamations declared during Mayor Tim Mahoney's tenure.