City Proclamations & Recognitions
The Proclamation Process
Proclamations (a one-page document) are issued at no charge to citizens by the office of the mayor and prepared by the City Secretary Department. The purpose of a proclamation is to recognize a person, organization, business, or specific day, week, month, or event deemed to be of interest or benefit to increase public awareness to the majority of the citizens of the City of Missouri City. There are three types of City of Missouri proclamations that can be prepared by the City Secretary Department:
- Acknowledgment and/or honor proclamation - An acknowledgment proclamation recognizes and celebrates an extraordinary achievement that is prepared and usually mailed at the request of a parent, troop leader, or other similar entity (i.e., Boy Scout eagle and/or Girl Scout gold).
- Business proclamation - A business proclamation is presented by the city in conjunction with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce grand opening and/or ribbon cutting event. Personal endorsements for individuals or businesses are not considered for proclamations.
- Mayoral / City Council proclamation - A mayoral / council proclamation is issued to charitable and non-profit organizations to increase public awareness of their causes and/or promote fund-raising activities, support major sporting, cultural, and entertainment programs of significance to the city, and city initiatives that are requested by a local individual, group, or organization. Proclamations that involve commercial enterprises (other than the business proclamation) and/or political parties do not qualify. A mayoral and/or City Council proclamation is usually prepared and read at a regularly scheduled, televised City Council meeting and is presented to a representative in attendance.
- Letters from the Mayor or City Council - The City of Missouri City issues letters of appreciation or congratulations that can be given by the Mayor or by a City Councilmember. Letters are not eligible for presentation at a City Council meeting.
General Recognition Guidelines
Proclamations are not issued for:
- Deceased persons
- Individual birthdays less than 100 years
- Wedding/church anniversaries
- Family/class reunions
- Personal political or business endorsement of an individual or for profit business.