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Proclamation Request Guidelines

Proclamations are ceremonial documents issued by the Office of the Governor. 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.


  1. Proclamations must be submitted with at least 45-days notice to allow for the approval process and the production of the document. The Governor’s Office is unable to grant any requests made outside of this time frame.
  2. Proclamations are not automatically renewed. Requests must be made on an annual basis. 
  3. Proclamation requests MUST come from an Oregon resident. This includes requests from national, international, or out-of-state organizations.
  4. The Governor's Office reserves the right to approve or decline the production of a proclamation request and to edit any drafted material for final wording.

Content of a Proclamation

  1. Proclamations meant to recognize an individual, business, or organization will not be accepted.
  2. Proclamations must not be used in whole or as part of an advertisement or commercial promotion.
  3. 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.
  4. Proclamations must have statewide significance and demonstrate relevance to Oregon and Oregonians.
  5. Proclamations must fit on a single page and be in 12 point font, with room remaining for the signatures of the Governor and the Secretary of State as well as the State Seal of Oregon. The Office of the Governor will format the final document according to these guidelines.

Request a Proclamation

All requests must be submitted following theproclamation template. Please ensure form submissions are written in the WHEREAS sentence structure. 

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