Proclamation Guidelines

Private individuals and/or nonprofit organizations can request Proclamations as a service to the residents of the City of Chandler. A proclamation request is the way for displays of lighting and posting of commemorative flags to be considered too. 

Proclamations are not issued to non-Chandler residents, to commercial (for-profit) entities, or Proclamations that promote political, sexual, or religious themes, or ideologies within their written content. On rare occasions, a Proclamation to a for-profit organization will be issued to recognize participation in nonprofit community efforts.

Proclamations are ceremonial documents and do not carry legal authority. A Proclamation does not necessarily indicate the Mayor, City Council, or City of Chandler endorses your program or activity. No such implication should be made by you or the organization when you are publicizing your event or activity.

To request a Proclamation from the City of Chandler, please follow these guidelines:

  • Requests must be made four weeks in advance of the Proclamation date to allow time for approval and processing.
  • Explain the Proclamation you are requesting and basis for the Proclamation.
  • Requests must be made by a City of Chandler residentProclamations will not be issued to individuals or groups outside the city; a Chandler resident must be the contact person.
  • Requests should include: Contact Name, Organization, Address, Phone Numbers (work and mobile), Fax Number, and E-mail address (if applicable)
  • Given that you know the background of your event or program, you will need to create the “first draft” of the Proclamation.
    • A sample Proclamation is below for your assistance. Please follow the format of the sample, and keep the word count under 175. The proclamation will be edited or revised if city staff deems it necessary.

Submit Your Request and First Draft

Sample Proclamation

Whereas, the City of Chandler celebrates its third annual Celebration of Unity event January 18 and 19 of this month; and

Whereas, the community has come together to support and celebrate Chandler's rich and proud diversity through words, song, and the arts; and

Whereas, the Celebration of Unity, in partnership with the Chandler Multicultural Festival, seeks to ensure that the equality of all peoples is recognized as a true and basic element of humanity; and

Whereas, we want to celebrate the ideals and creativity of the essay writers we honor here this evening; and 

Whereas, Martin Luther King, Jr. once observed that "I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits." These are the successes we rejoice through the Celebration of Unity today; and

Whereas, we invite the entire community to take part in all of the vents of the 2002 Celebration of Unity and Multicultural Festival on January 18 and 19.

Now, therefore I, Kevin Hartke, Mayor of the City of Chandler, Arizona, hereby proclaim

January 21-27, 2002
Celebration of Unity Week in Chandler

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Chandler, Arizona, to be affixed on this 10th day of January, 2002.