The City is pleased to recognize the people, programs, and events that make Austin unique by issuing proclamations and other recognitions.

Requests for recognitions to be presented at a City Council Meeting are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and should properly come from a Council office. If a Council presentation request comes in from a citizen, the Proclamation Coordinator will inform the requestor that they will need to reach out to the respective Council office to make arrangements. Once we receive an email from the Council office requesting the recognition, then it will be added to the proclamation roster for that meeting.

NOTE:  Requests made through the link below are for recognitions by the City of Austin mayor, not the State of Texas and its governor. Go to the Office of the Texas Governor's I Need Assistance form to request proclamations from the State of Texas (select "Ceremonial Items" in the Issue field).

Request a proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Austin.

The following types of certificates may be requested:

  • Proclamations - Recognizing a conference or special event (i.e., Child Safety Month, Spay-Neuter Awareness Week, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day)
  • Distinguished Service Awards - Recognizing retirements and acts of heroism
  • Certificates of Appreciation - Acknowledging donations or service
  • Certificates of Congratulations - Marking milestone birthdays and anniversaries
  • Certificates of Completion - Acknowledging completion of an academic or training program, internship, etc.
  • Certificates of Recognition - Acknowledging participation in an organization or project
  • Honorary Resident Certificates - For out-of-town visitors