About Proclamations and Commendations

A proclamation or commendation is a formatted certificate or letter, issued by the Mayor, to give recognition and support to ceremonial occasions and special events, civic achievements, or to raise awareness about concerns of interest to the community as a whole.  Proclamations and commendations are symbolic, and no official policy, action or legal act is imparted or intended as a result.  All proclamations and commendations will be issued at the discretion of the Mayor. 

Proclamations generally recognize international, national, state, and local events, as well as matters of historical interest, in order to bring them to the attention of Kirkland community members.  Commendations generally honor a group or individual for civic achievements.  Proclamation and commendation content should relate to a public purpose or benefit.  

The City Council's Policies & Procedures(PDF, 317KB) provides more information on proclamations and commendations.

Proclamations Issued in 2023


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service - Issued January 3

Day of Racial Healing - Issued January 17