Proclamations and Resolutions

What is the Difference Between a Proclamation and a Resolution?

A resolution is a formal expression of opinion, will, or intent from the Town Council that often addresses a matter of special or temporary nature. Resolutions are typically used to direct specific action by town staff or to approve or adopt particular transactions, such as agreeing to contract with another government entity or adopting rules or policies.  

Proclamations are generally broad statements expressing local government support for particular issues. Such issues can range from those of local interest (e.g., acknowledging the achievements of local teachers) to national (e.g., expressing support for election reform efforts) to international matters (e.g., supporting global climate change action).

Proclamation Requests by Residents

Residents may request a Mayoral proclamation to commemorate special events. Proclamations may be issued for civic celebrations, non-profit organizations, and significant events with historical and/or unique importance to the citizens in the area, or individuals who have made a significant contribution.

To stream-line the process of requesting a proclamation by the Boone Town Council, please use this online form:  "Town of Boone Proclamation Request Form". 

Guidelines for Proclamation Requests

Listed below are the guidelines for submitting a proclamation request:

  • Requests should be received two weeks before the requested date and may be rejected if they are not received sooner.
  • Proclamations must hold town-wide importance or serve an educational purpose for a significant number of Boone residents.
  • Proclamations will not be repeated within a calendar year. Requests that are considered redundant will be declined, and a copy of the original proclamation may be provided instead.
  • Proclamations may not be issued for birthdays, retirements, weddings, anniversaries, church events, conferences, meetings, or businesses.
  • Proclamations may not be used for advertisement or commercial promotion.
  • Issuance of a proclamation does not indicate or imply a policy endorsement from the Mayor.
  • Any draft language provided may be edited or rewritten at the judgment of the Mayor’s Office. Draft language submitted should be factually accurate and include up-to-date information.
  • Requests for proclamations are not renewed annually and must be submitted each year.

Stay Notified

Once completed, the Town of Boone Proclamation Request Form will be submitted to Nicole Harmon-Church, Town Clerk, for review. You should receive a response within two (2) to four (4) business days. If you have not received a response, please contact Nicole Harmon-Church or contact Town Hall at (828) 268-6200.