Request a proclamation from Governor Baker

Governor Baker issues ceremonial proclamations to honor, celebrate, or raise public awareness about issues and causes that constituents of Massachusetts value.

Office of the Governor

Phone

Main Office (617) 725-4005

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Toll-free in Massachusetts (888) 870-7770

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Springfield Office (413) 784-1200

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Washington, D.C. Office (202) 624-7713

The Details

What you need

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 Baker and his 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.

How to request

Email your request to constituent.services@state.ma.us.

Mail your request to:

Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor
Room 280
Boston, MA 02133

More info

  • 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.
  • The approval process is not automatic. Don’t make announcements regarding the proclamation until you’ve been contacted by a member of the Governor’s staff.
  • 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.

Contact

Address

Office of the Governor
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Office of the Governor, Room 280, Boston, MA 02133
Western Massachusetts Office of the Governor
State Office Building, 436 Dwight St., Suite 300, Springfield, MA 01103
Washington, DC Office
Office of the Governor, 444 N. Capitol St., Suite 208, Washington, DC 20001

Phone

Main Office (617) 725-4005

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Toll-free in Massachusetts (888) 870-7770

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Springfield Office (413) 784-1200

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Washington, D.C. Office (202) 624-7713

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