Effective January 6, 2022, there will be a mask mandate for all public indoor spaces within the City of Holyoke.

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***Due to transmission issues, this evening\'s (1-18-22) City Council meeting is unlikely to be broadcast on Channel 15 as it normally would be. The meeting will remain available in person, on the website live stream, and on Zoom
A recording will also be available this week, as always. We apologize for the unanticipated issue, and any inconvenience caused by it.***

Mayor Garcia can issue Proclamations & Citations to educate the public on events related to history, culture, or public safety on behalf of the City of Holyoke.

There are a few things you should know before you submit a request:

  • You need to get your request sponsored by a Holyoke resident or group. The Mayor will not honor multiple requests from the same person or group in one year.
  • The proclamation must educate a significant amount of Holyoke citizens. Mayor Garcia does not offer them as awards and does not imply support of your event or project.
  • Mayor Garcia will issue a proclamation/citation for one date only, and usually won’t provide backdated proclamations.
  • The Mayor has the right to edit the drafted language of a proclamation/citation. Please keep in mind, they are ceremonial and not a legal document.
  • You’ll need to apply each year if the proclamation/citation is an annual event.
  • The Mayor and his staff have the right to deny your request. Don’t make any announcements about the proclamation until we contact you.

You must submit a request at least 20 days before an event or print deadline.

All requests are subject to review and editing before we accept or decline them.

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