Reasons for Recognition
The City of Euless Mayor’s Office may issue a proclamation at no charge to recognize:
- A Euless resident who achieves a goal well above the ordinary;
- A Euless organization for outstanding achievement or contribution to the community;
- Special events or days that promote the City or are historically significant to the Euless community;
- Nationally recognized “Day,” “Week,” or “Month” of civic, professional or health organizations when requested by a local chapter; or
- The City may recognize a nationally recognized “Day,” “Week,” or “Month,” such as “Public Works Week,” “Parks and Recreation Month,” etc.
Proclamations are issued at the sole discretion of the Mayor. Proclamations are generally not issued for the following:
- Business anniversaries other than 25, 50, 75 and 100 years;
- Deceased persons;
- Birthdays that are less than 100 years;
- Anniversaries or weddings;
- Organizations or individuals with no direct relationship to the City of Euless; or
- Matters of political controversy, ideological beliefs, or individual conviction.
An organization may request only one proclamation annually, any additional proclamations requested will be honored at the sole discretion of the Mayor. More than one cause can be proclaimed simultaneously. An organization does not have exclusive rights to the day, week, or month of their proclamation.
Requests for proclamations should be made in writing to the Mayor’s Office at least 10 working days in advance of when it is needed. Typically only one proclamation is issued for each event, and duplicate originals are not provided.
Requests should provide the following information:
- The specific title of what will be proclaimed, and why the event/issue is of importance to the City as a whole.
- The date of the proclamation, and the date to be presented.
- A clear and concise description of the event or issue; enough information to make four (4) points; and/or draft language and background of the person, organization or event being proclaimed.
- The name, telephone number, and email address (where applicable) of the contact person making the request, as well as the name and address of the person to receive the signed proclamation.
The Mayor is frequently invited to present a proclamation at an event and, if unavailable, may request another Councilmember to make the presentation. When no Councilmembers are available to present a proclamation, the proclamation may be picked up, mailed or emailed to the person or organization requesting it.
Presentations by the Mayor during a City Council meeting are to be placed on the agenda at the Mayor’s discretion.