Proclamations are provided by Mayor Larry Wolgast as a courtesy to residents of Topeka and are issued to honor an event sponsored by a nonprofit organization that has positive citywide interest.
- Requests will be accepted from Topeka residents only.
- Requests should be submitted one month in advance of the date to ensure timely approval and issuance.
- Proclamations recognize and are issued only for a specific day, week, or month.
- These public service documents are strictly honorary and are not legally binding.
- Issuance of a proclamation does not constitute an endorsement.
- Proclamation language is required to be submitted each year. See sample proclamation language below for assistance in preparing your draft.
- All proclamations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The Mayor's office reserves the right to decline any request for a proclamation or edit the language.
- Public presentations at a City Council meeting will be scheduled subject to availability and groups will be limited to 10 people or less. No more than two proclamations will be read at one meeting.
- Our office will issue three copies of each proclamation for use by your organization.
- You may request a presentation of the proclamation in the Mayor’s Office in place of a public presentation at a City Council meeting.
How to request a proclamation
We will need the following information:
- Draft language of your proclamation
- Name of sponsoring organization
- Name of contact for the organization
- Contact information including mailing address, e-mail and daytime phone.
When possible, please submit all information by e-mail to Lisa Sandmeyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Or you may send by US mail to: Mayor Larry Wolgast, 215 SE 7th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66603
For further information, please contact the Mayor's Office, telephone (785) 368-3895, or by email to Lisa Sandmeyer (email@example.com). We will contact you to schedule the appropriate presentation ceremony.
Sample proclamation language:
Proclamation by the Mayor
WHEREAS, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed on July 26, 1990 to ensure the civil rights of citizens with disabilities; and
WHEREAS, Topeka, Kansas affirms the principals of equality and inclusion for persons with disabilities as set forth for the State of Kansas and as embodied in the ADA, the laws of the State of Kansas and ordinances of Topeka; and,
WHEREAS, numerous organizations in Topeka and Kansas work with constituents and communities to bring forth the promise of hope and freedom that is envisioned by the passage of the ADA; and
WHEREAS, July 26, 2013 celebrates the 23rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Larry Wolgast, Mayor of the City of Topeka, Kansas, do hereby proclaim July 26, 2013, as
Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day
In the City of Topeka, Kansas.