Proclamation / Citizen Request

Proclamations & Citizen Recognition Requests

The City Council enjoys acknowledging those who contribute to and enhance the quality of life in Durango. Citizens may request to have the mayor present a proclamation or nominate exceptional members of the community who deserve special recognition at a City Council meeting only if someone will be present to receive the proclamation or recognition. The mayor will review and determine eligibility of all requests. Recipients will have 5 minutes to share information about the proclamation as well as any actions community members can take to provide support or recognition. 

Types of Recognition

  • Certificates of Appreciation
  • Church / Pastor Certificates of Recognition
  • Distinguished Community Service Awards
  • Proclamations

Proclamations Should

  • Have a positive community impact
  • Not duplicate other requests
  • Not take sides in matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual conviction
  • Not be a commercial endorsement or solicitation of funds

Further Information

A two-week advance notice is required for processing proclamations or requests for a citizen recognition.

Proclamations and certificates will be retyped on official parchment-like paper, embossed with the city's seal, and signed by the mayor.

Any deviation from these provisions shall be considered on a case-by-case basis by the mayor or designee. Any such consideration that results in an official proclamation or recognition shall not be considered a precedent for future actions. The mayor's issuance of a proclamation does not constitute an endorsement.

View instructions and an example, and submit your proclamation here.