Request a Proclamation or Commendation

What is a Proclamation?

A proclamation is an official document issued by the Mayor to commemorate a specific time period (day, week, or month).

  • It brings recognition, awareness, or appreciation to an issue, cause, milestone, or noteworthy event that is relevant and important to the Town of Hilton Head Island.
  • Proclamations are strictly honorary and not legally binding.

View Proclamation Examples

What is a Commendation?

A commendation is issued to an individual or organization recognizing a milestone or an occasion of extraordinary significance and/or contributions of importance to the Town of Hilton Head Island.

View Commendation Examples

Request a Proclamation or Commendation

Please consider the following information before submitting a request. The Mayor reserves the right to decline any request or make exceptions to these guidelines:

  • Requests are accepted no less than eight weeks but nor more than three months in advance of the proclaimed date or presentation.
  • Requests for proclamation that are similar to already issued proclamations will be declined.
  • Proclamations and/or Commendations may not be used for advertisement or commercial promotion. Issuance of these documents does not indicate or imply a policy endorsement from the Town of Hilton Head Island.
  • Documents will be delivered no more than two weeks in advance of the document date.

Proclamation / Commendation Request Form


Proclamation / Commendation Request Form