Request Guidelines
  • All requests shall be submitted via this web form.
  • Requests shall be made to the City 30 days in advance of the date needed. 
  • Please include draft language that can be edited or revised by the City.
  • Proclamations shall hold citywide significance.  Click HERE to view examples.
  • Issuance of a proclamation does not constitute an endorsement by the City.
  • Proclamations are reviewed by the City on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any request received.
  • Indicate below whether or not you would like a formal City Council Reading and a member of our office will be in contact with you.
  • We generally avoid anything commercial, promotional, or for-profit.

* 1. Have you received a city proclamation before?

* 2. If you have received a city proclamation before please provide the date and year it was received.

Date / Time

* 3. Address

If proclamation has statewide significance - see the State Form

* 4. Title of Proclamation

* 5. Deadline for the Proclamation

Date / Time

* 6. Significance of Proclamation to the Des Moines/Metro.

* 7. Draft Language of Proclamation (including 4-6 Whereas clauses).  Desired word count is 250 words or less.

* 8. Additional Comments/Feedback


* 9. Is a formal reading requested for this proclamation?

* 10. If a formal reading is requested, how many attendees expected (10 is the maximum)

* 11. If a formal reading is requested, who will provide comments?

* 12. Preferred Date(s) of Proclamation. (Please see the current City Council Schedule and then enter the date.)

Date / Time

* 13. First and Last Name of person who will provide comments

* 14. Phonetic Spelling of the First and Last Name of person who will provide comments.