The Mayor and City Council are pleased to issue proclamations and certificates of recognition for many worthwhile community activities, events and causes.
Please refer to the requirements below when submitting a proclamation request. Due to the high volume of requests received, please allow a minimum of 3 weeks to process your proclamation. To request a proclamation for your event or activity please complete the requested information below. For further Information or assistance, please contact the City Clerk's office at 760.947.1030.
Proclamations are ceremonial documents, signed by the Mayor and issued for:
• Public Awareness Campaigns
• Charitable Fundraising Campaigns
• Arts and Cultural Celebrations
• Special Honors
Proclamations will not be issued for:
• Matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual conviction
• Events or organizations with no direct relationship to the City of Hesperia
• Campaigns or events contrary to City policies
Note: Proclamations must affect a broad group of people. We will not issue proclamations for individuals. For individuals depending on the occasion or event, either a Ceritficate of Recognition or Congratulatory letter will be provided
What must the request include?
• Contact person’s first and last name, mailing address, email address and telephone number.
• A brief summary and/or background of the event or organization.
• The name and date(s) of the day, week, month or event to be proclaimed.
• Draft text for the proclamation, including 4-6 “whereas” clauses.
• An indication of whether the proclamation should be mailed or will be picked up and the date.
• A date when the proclamation is needed.
The Clerk's Office reserves the right to modify or deny any proclamation request. An organization may request only one proclamation annually. More than one cause can be proclaimed simultaneously. An organization does not have exclusive rights to the day, week or month of their proclamation. A Certificate of Recognition or Congratulatory letter is an alternative were proclamation criteria are not met.