The Mayor may proclaim events or “Days” that are of interest or benefit to the Town of Chapel Hill. Proclamations are a reflection of civic activity, pride, and accomplishment. The Mayor issues proclamations that have a direct relationship to the Town of Chapel Hill and its services. Occasionally, proclamations honor specific individuals in the community. The Mayor’s Office does not issue proclamations as part of national campaigns, for national organizations, or for issues or groups completely unrelated to the Town.
The proclamation request form must be submitted to the Mayor’s Office thirty days prior to the proclamation request date. Requests should include a draft proclamation, the name, email and phone number of the contact person, and any additional relevant information about the event, organization or person which is the subject of the proclamation.
During the Meeting When Proclamation is Read
- Proclamation recipients are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the meeting and to sign in with the Town Clerk.
- Recipient will be asked to join the Mayor or Council member reading the proclamation at the podium
- Proclamation is read
- Photograph is taken
- Recipient may speak for 2–3 minutes