Mayor Murphy 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 Murphy does not offer them as awards and does not imply support of your event or project.
- Mayor Murphywill 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.