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Proclamations & Citizen Recognition Requests

The City Council enjoys acknowledging those who contribute to and enhance the quality of life in Durango. Citizens may request to have the mayor present a proclamation or nominate exceptional members of the community who deserve special recognition at a City Council meeting only if someone will be present to receive the proclamation or recognition. The mayor will review and determine eligibility of all requests. Recipients will have 5 minutes to share information about the proclamation as well as any actions community members can take to provide support or recognition. 

Types of Recognition

  • Certificates of Appreciation
  • Church / Pastor Certificates of Recognition
  • Distinguished Community Service Awards
  • Proclamations

Proclamations Should

  • Have a positive community impact
  • Not duplicate other requests
  • Not take sides in matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual conviction
  • Not be a commercial endorsement or solicitation of funds

Proclamations must be turned in a month prior to the specific council meeting where the proclamation would be read. Council meets the first and third Tuesday of every month. This allows time for staff to review and process the proclamation and reach out for any clarification.

Proclamations and certificates will be retyped on official parchment-like paper, embossed with the city's seal, and signed by the mayor.

Any deviation from these provisions shall be considered on a case-by-case basis by the mayor or designee. Any such consideration that results in an official proclamation or recognition shall not be considered a precedent for future actions. The mayor's issuance of a proclamation does not constitute an endorsement.

View instructions and an example, and submit your proclamation here.

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