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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.

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