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Proclamations are issued by the mayor of the City of Albany. They may recognize a day, week, or month. The goal of a proclamation is to honor, celebrate, or create awareness of an event or significant issue.



Starting January 2023, proclamations will only be included in the agenda packet and will not be read aloud during a city council meeting. You may request your proclamation be read aloud, subject to approval by the mayor.

  1. All proclamations must be submitted at least 30 days in advance to be considered for approval and production of the document.
  2. Proclamations are not automatically renewed. Requests must be made annually. If the request is for a repeat of a previous proclamation, a copy of that document should be included with the request.
  3. The City of Albany reserves the right to approve or decline a proclamation request and to edit any drafted material for final wording.
  4. Each proclamation request must come from an Albany resident or through a representative of an organization based in Albany. This includes requests from out-of-state, national, or international organizations.
  5. Please provide a contact name and phone number or email address.
  6. Original proclamations will not be returned automatically to the requestor. The requestor must specifically indicate whether the signed original proclamation needs to be returned and provide:
    • The date by which the proclamation needs to be received. Be sure to include sufficient time if you'd like to receive the hard copy via postal mail.
    • The email or mailing address to which the signed proclamation should be returned.
  7. Submit proclamations for approval:

Kinzi McIntosh
Central Services Support Specialist
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Content of a Proclamation

  1. Proclamations must not be used in whole or as part of an advertisement or commercial promotion.
  2. Proclamations should reflect inclusiveness, not exclusiveness, and recognize that the strength of our democracy is our diversity. It must not take sides in matters of political, ideological, or religious controversy, or individual convictions.
  3. Proclamations must have citywide significance and demonstrate relevancy to the city of Albany and its citizens.

Format Requirements of a City of Albany Proclamation

  1. Provide the specific date(s) or timeframe (e.g., the month of May) that the proclamation is intended to recognize.
  2. Each request must be in the proclamation template (including the WHEREAS sentence structure); however, the City of Albany reserves the right to alter the wording of any requested proclamation.
  3. Proclamations must be in 12 point font and fit on three-quarters of letter-sized paper to allow room for the Mayor’s signature as well as the seal of the City of Albany.

Download the Proclamation Template (Word .docx file)

Archive of past proclamations



May 22, 2023Mental Health Month, May 2023
November 8, 2023Native American Heritage Month, November 2023
October 25, 2023Extra Mile Day, November 1, 2023
September 27, 2023Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept 15 - Oct 15, 2023
September 27, 2023Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 2023
September 27, 2023Bullying Prevention Month, October 2023
August 9, 2023Suicide Awareness Month, September 2023
August 9, 2023Remembrance Day, September 11, 2023
June 28, 2023Parks and Recreation Month, July 2023
June 28, 2023Disability Pride Month, July 2023
June 14, 2023Juneteenth, June 19, 2023
May 24, 2023Older Americans Month, May 2023
May 24, 2023Military Appreciation Month, May 2023
May 24, 2023LGBTQ Pride Month, June 2023
May 24, 2023Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 2, 2023
May 10, 2023Public Works Week, May 21-27, 2023
May 10, 2023Police Week, May 14-20, 2023
May 10, 2023Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, May 2023
April 12, 2023Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 23-29, 2023
April 12, 2023Arbor Day, April 28, 2023
March 22, 2023Child Abuse Prevention Month, April 2023
March 8, 2023American Red Cross Month, March 2023
February 22, 2023Women's History Month, March 2023
January 30, 2023Four Chaplains Day, February 3, 2023
January 30, 2023Black History Month, February 2023
January 11, 2023Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan 16, 2023


November 9, 2022Polio Day, November 9, 2022
October 26, 2022Native American Heritage Month, November 2022
October 26, 2022Homeless Youth Awareness Month, November 2022
October 26, 2022Extra Mile Day, November 1, 2022
September 28, 2022Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 2022
September 28, 2022Bullying Prevention Month, October 2022
September 14, 2022Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept 15 - Oct 15, 2022
August 24, 2022Suicide Awareness Month, September 2022
August 24, 2022Remembrance Day, September 11, 2022
June 22, 2022Parks and Recreation Month, July 2022
June 22, 2022Disability Pride Month, July 2022
June 8, 2022Loving Day, June 12, 2022
June 8, 2022Juneteenth, June 19, 2022
May 25, 2022LGBTQ Pride Month, June 2022
May 11, 2022Public Works Week, May 15-21, 2022
May 11, 2022Police Week, May 11-16, 2022
May 11, 2022Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, May 2022
May 11, 2022Military Appreciation Month, May 2022
May 11, 2022Historic Preservation Month, May 2022
April 27, 2022Support for Ukraine, April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022Older Americans Month, May 2022
April 27, 2022Mental Health Month, May 2022
April 27, 2022Drinking Water Week, May 1-7, 2022
April 27, 2022Arbor Day, April 29, 2022
April 13, 2022Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 24-30, 2022
March 23, 2022Child Abuse Prevention Month, April 2022
March 9, 2022Women's History Month, March 2022
February 9, 2022Black History Month, February 2022
January 26, 2022Four Chaplains Day, February 3, 2022
January 12, 2022Stalking Awareness Month, January 2022
January 12, 2022Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan 17


October 27, 2021Native American Heritage Month, November 2021
October 27, 2021Extra Mile Day, Nov 1, 2021
October 13, 2021Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept 15-Oct 15
September 22, 2021Fire Prevention Week, Oct 4-8, 2021
September 8, 2021Veterans of Foreign Wars Centennial Recognition, September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021A Day to Remember, September 11, 2021
May 26, 2021LGBTQ Pride Month, June 2021
May 12, 2021Public Works Week, May 16-22, 2021
May 12, 2021Police Week, May 9-15, 2021
May 12, 2021Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, May 2021
May 12, 2021Military Appreciation Month May 2021
April 28, 2021Older Americans Month, May 2021
April 28, 2021Mental Health Month, May 2021
April 28, 2021Historic Preservation Month, May 2021
April 28, 2021Drinking Water Week, May 2-8, 2021
April 28, 2021Arbor Day, April 30, 2021
April 14, 2021National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 18-24, 2021
March 24, 2021Child Abuse Prevention Month, April 2021
February 24, 2021Black History Month, February 2021
January 27, 2021Four Chaplains, February 3, 2021

This archive contains proclamations made within two years of today's date. For past proclamations, see the City Council meeting minutes.

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