Proclamation Requests

Official proclamations from Sanford Mayor Rebecca Wyhof Salmon are issued to honor a person or an event that reflects positively upon our City. Use the Proclamation Request form to submit your request.

Please take the time to view our guidelines and some of the sample proclamations so you can see the text that has been used by others. Once you have your text finalized with the exact wording, you may email it directly to Kelly Miller, Public Information Officer for the City of Sanford or submit it online here.


  • Should be requested by or on behalf of a Sanford resident, organization, or event.
  • ▸Retirement proclamations -- the person must have been employed with current employer for 25 years or more.

    ▸Birthday proclamations -- the person must be at least 75 years of age.

    ▸Wedding, church or pastoral anniversary proclamations -- the anniversary must be 25 years or more.
  • Should have a positive citywide impact.
  • Should not duplicate other requests.
  • Should not take sides in matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual conviction.
  • Should be patterned after the proclamation examples.
The Mayor's issuance of a proclamation does not constitute an endorsement.

How to Apply

There are two ways to apply for a Proclamation: by mail or by online form.

Submit the online form or mail a draft with the exact wording of your proclamation to:
Kelly Miller
Public Information Officer
P.O. Box 3729
Sanford, NC 27331


If you need help with the exact wording, please refer to the two sample proclamations shown below. If you are asking on behalf of an annual event or national organization, you may be able to obtain a sample proclamation from past event organizers or the organization’s staff.

Once Your Proclamation is Submitted

The draft will be reviewed to ensure that it meets the recommended criteria. All proclamations are subject to editing.

If approved, the requester will receive one signed original and one copy of the proclamation.

Process, Deadlines, & Mailing

The proclamation will be formatted and then signed by the mayor. It will be mailed to the address requested. Please submit the draft at least two weeks prior to the date by which you would like your proclamation returned.

For further information, please contact Kelly Miller by telephone at 919-718-4658 x0 or by email.