Beachwood residents or business owners may request a proclamation to commemorate a special event or to honor an individual for a notable achievement. Proclamations are ceremonial and do not carry any legislative or legal value. Proclamations may be issued for civic celebrations, business openings, commemorative days/weeks, non-profit organizations, and significant events with historical and/or unique importance to the citizens of Beachwood. Proclamations will also be considered for individuals with milestone birthdays of 80 years and up. Individuals who have made a significant contribution to the City may also be presented with proclamations.
Proclamation requests must be submitted with a draft of 4-6 “Whereas” statements to be used in the body of the proclamation. The City reserves the right to modify or deny any proclamation request for any reason.
We ask that you submit your request at least 3-5 days in advance of the date the Proclamation is needed.
How to Request a Proclamation
In order to make sure your proclamation is completed correctly and on time, we ask you fill out and submit the Proclamation Request Form and that you submit the form in person or via email to MayorsOffice@Beachwoodohio.com. The following information is required and detailed on the Proclamation Request Form:
- Contact person’s first and last name, address, telephone number and email address
- A brief summary and/or background of the individual, event or organization
- The name and date(s) of the day, week, month or event proclaimed
- Draft text for the proclamation, including 4-6 “Whereas” clauses which include content information relevant to the person or organization being recognized
- A date when the proclamation is needed
Every effort will be made to provide the requestor with a draft of the proclamation in an effort to allow for changes or corrections that may be needed prior to the official deadline.
Proclamations may be picked up at the front desk of the Beachwood Municipal Center located at 25325 Fairmount Boulevard on an agreed upon date and time and during normal business hours. City Hall is generally open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. In special circumstances, the Mayor’s Office will mail the proclamation to the requesting individual/organization. If the Mayor, or designee, will be attending the event at which you are presenting the proclamation, it will be brought to the event and the Mayor will personally present it to the recipient.
Questions: If you have any questions during the request process, please call the Mayor’s Office at 216-292-1901.
Form Link: Proclamation Request Form