Proclamation Request

The Manatee County Commission welcomes the opportunity to recognize exceptional individuals, groups, and events within the County. Proclamations and Certificates of Recognition are ceremonial documents issued by the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners to honor and celebrate events, recognize achievements, or increase public awareness of noteworthy causes, events, milestones, or achievements.

Proclamations can be issued for a day(s), week(s), or month. Personal Proclamations for individuals or businesses will not be accepted. Individual accomplishments of local significance are more appropriately recognized with a Certificate of Recognition or congratulatory letter. These public service documents are not legally binding nor do they constitute an endorsement by the County or the Commission.

Proclamation Requirements

Requests must be submitted by any Manatee County resident or group.

All request for recognition must be submitted online by utilizing the following schedule to be considered for the corresponding BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule.  

Proclamation Submission
Due Date

BOCC Regular Meeting

April 1, 2024

April 23, 2024

April 22, 2024

May 14, 2024

May 6, 2024

May 28, 2024

May 20, 2024

June 11, 2024

July 8, 2024

July 30, 2024

July 22, 2024

August 13, 2024

August 5, 2024

August 27, 2024

August 19, 2024

September 10, 2024

September 3, 2024

September 24, 2024

September 16, 2024

October 8, 2024

September 30, 2024

October 22, 2024

October 21, 2024

November 12, 2024

November 18, 2024

December 10, 2024

An organization does not have exclusive rights to the day(s), week(s), or month of their proclamation. Proclamations issued in previous years will not be automatically re-issued; a new request must be submitted and approved. The County reserves the right to modify or deny any request and to make exceptions to these guidelines.

What can proclamations be issued for?

Proclamations can be issued for:

  • Significant contributions and service to the community
  • Cultural or historical occasions
  • Charitable fundraising efforts
  • Centennial (100th) birthdays

Proclamations cannot be issued for:

  • Matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual convictions
  • Anything that may suggest an official county position on a matter under consideration
  • Events or organizations with no direct relationship to Manatee County
  • Campaigns or events contrary to Manatee County policy or to the wellbeing of its citizens

A letter from an individual Commissioner is an alternative acknowledgment for occasions that do not meet the proclamation criteria.

Contact the County Commission office if you are seeking recognition of: 

  • Organization Milestones or Anniversaries (in 5 year increments)
  • Deceased Individuals
  • Recreational Events
  • Conferences and conventions
  • Welcoming Guests
  • Annual Events and Celebrations
  • Letters of support

Request a Proclamation