The Mayor's Office is pleased to issue Proclamations and Certificates from the City of Watauga to recognize and honor special occasions or outstanding accomplishments in the lives of Watauga citizens, business owners, and employees. An organization may request only one proclamation annually. There could be more than one cause proclaimed simultaneously. An organization does not have exclusive rights to the day, week, or month for its proclamation.
Proclamations are issued for
- Special events or days that promote the City or are historically significant to the Watauga community;
- Nationally recognized Day, Week or Month of civic, professional or health organizations when requested by a local chapter;
- Arts and cultural celebrations;
- Special honors (on the recommendation of the Mayor);
- Individual birthdays-100 years or greater;
- Local business milestones - Grand Openings/Anniversaries.
Certificates of Recognition or Appreciation are issued for
- City of Watauga Employee milestones/accomplishments;
- In conjunction with Fire Department/Police Department Chief Awards;
- Community milestone or accomplishment which directly impacts the City of Watauga;
Proclamations will not be issued for:
- Events or organizations with no direct relationship to the City of Watauga;
- Matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual conviction;
- Birthday's less than 100 years, retirements, anniversaries or weddings, deceased persons;
- Organizations or individuals with no direct relationship to the City of Watauga;
- Campaigns or events contrary to city policies;
What To Expect:
- Please allow up to 15 business days for consideration and the processing of your request;
- You can pick up the finished proclamation or certificate at the City Secretary's Office (City Hall) or have it mailed to the address you provide;
- If you are requesting presentation at a regular council meeting, the meeting date for the presentation will depend on workload and amount of other presentations previously scheduled. If we need to cancel the meeting, the presentation, will be moved to the next regularly scheduled meeting unless the event has past; then copy of the proclamation will me mailed to the address provided.
- Specific title of what will be proclaimed and why the event/issue is of importance to the City as a whole
- Date of the event and date for proclamation (if different from event).
- Sample language for the proclamation, with a minimum of four points/statements and no more than six. Information should include background of the person, organization or event being proclaimed.
- Name, telephone number, and e-mail address (where applicable) of the contact person making the request, as well as the name and address of the person to receive the signed proclamation.
The Mayor reserves the right to decline any request for a proclamation or certificate, as well as the right to make exceptions to the guideline procedures.
For questions regarding Proclamations and Certificates, please contact the City Secretary at 817.514.5825.