Request a proclamation from Governor Healey
All requests should include:
- Proposed language
- Background information on the sponsor
- The date for announcing the proclamation
- The sponsor’s name, address, phone number, and email address
Submit your request at least 20 business days in advance using one of the two ways below.
A proclamation request must be sponsored by a Massachusetts resident or an organization with close ties to the state.
Governor Healey and her staff use these guidelines when considering proclamation requests. Proclamations:
- Serve an educational purpose for a large number of Massachusetts residents
- Are issued for one time period only. For example, if June 2 is "Teachers' Day," then "Teachers' Month" or "Teachers' Week" will not be proclaimed later in the year.
- Cannot honor a living person
- Should not focus on a business or specific organization
- Do not recognize awards (except military proclamations)
Approvals are not automatic and announcements should not be made regarding a proclamation until you have been contacted by a member of the Governor’s staff.
Please note: The Governor's Office does not issue proclamations more than 30 days in advance.
- Proclamations are not automatically reissued each year. Note if your request is for an annual event or has been issued by our office in previous years.
- Multiple requests by the same organization or individual will not be honored in the same calendar year.
- The Governor’s Office will not issue backdated proclamations.