Proclamations are issued by the Office of the Mayor to provide an opportunity for the Mayor to recognize exceptional people, groups or events in Springfield. The goal of a proclamation is to distinguish and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our residents and not-for-profit organizations, to honor occasions of importance and significance to their work in our community and to increase public awareness of issues with the hope of improving the well‐being of the citizens of Springfield. Proclamations recognize a day, week, in some cases the month and other times they provide commendation on behalf of the city.
The Office of the Mayor receives numerous requests throughout the year for proclamations and letters of support from the Mayor. The Mayor's Office makes the determination of
honoring requests. Following are the guidelines for these types of requests.