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Ceremonials and Proclamations

The City Clerk's Office is responsible for the preparation of all proclamations and recognitions. Proclamations are presented during the City Council business meetings which occur every Tuesday at 5 PM.  Requests for City proclamations and recognitions must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the requested Council meeting date.



Proclamations are prepared for organizations and/or their representatives in observance of a specific day, week, or month, such as Cancer Awareness Month, Crime Prevention Week, Domestic Violence Awareness Day, etc. Proclamations are prepared for non-profit organizations or in connection with a milestone anniversary of the founding of a business, such as NAACP Tacoma Branch 100th Anniversary. Proclamations are not prepared in recognition of an individual.



Recognitions are prepared to honor an individual for exceptional personal or civic achievement.


Requests to make City Council presentations must be submitted two weeks prior to the requested Council meeting date. The City Council meets every Tuesday at 5 PM Please refer to Rule 8.E of the Rules of Procedure of the Council of the City of Tacoma for public requests for presentations.



2020 Proclamations

City Council Meeting  Proclamation
 January 14, 2020 Human Trafficking Awareness


2020 Recognitions

City Council Meeting  Recognition
October 27, 2020 South Sound 911