Request a ceremonial proclamation, greeting or letter

Gov. Inslee is happy to provide recognition for special events and occasions held in Washington state. Due to the large volume of requests the Governor's Office receives, requests must adhere to the guidelines below. If you have questions on how to submit a proclamation, greeting or letter request, call the Governor's Office at 360-902-4111.

Guidelines

  1. All requests must be received at least 30 days before the date you need the item by or the print date.
  2. Ceremonial proclamations and greeting requests are not automatically renewed. Requests must be made on an annual basis.
  3. Requests must come from Washington residents. This includes requests from national, international and out-of-state organizations.
  4. Draft language and background information about the requesting organization and event being recognized must be provided with all ceremonial proclamation and greeting requests.
  5. The Governor's Office reserves the right to approve or decline any request and to edit any drafted material for final wording.
  6. The issuance of a ceremonial proclamation, greeting or letter does not indicate or imply a policy endorsement from Gov. Inslee or the Governor's Office.

Request a ceremonial proclamation

The goal of a ceremonial proclamation is to honor, celebrate, or create awareness of an issue (not an individual or organization) of statewide significance (see example). Ceremonial proclamations generally recognize a day, week or month. Requests must adhere to the additional guidelines below:

  1. Ceremonial proclamations intended to recognize individuals, organizations or businesses will not be accepted and no proclamation can be used in whole or as part of an advertisement or commercial promotion.
  2. Draft language must be in the ceremonial proclamation format, including the WHEREAS sentence structure (see example).
  3. Ceremonial proclamations must fit on a single page and be in 12 point font, with room remaining for the signature of the Governor and the State Seal of Washington.

Complete this online form to request a ceremonial proclamation

Request a greeting

Event greetings can help organizations celebrate special events held in Washington state. These typically include business and professional conferences, cultural festivals, non-profit fundraising benefits, and other significant events. Requests must adhere to the additional guidelines below:

  1. Event greetings are issued only for Washington state agencies and organizations, or national and international organizations holding conferences and other significant events in Washington.
  2. Event greetings cannot be issued for personal events such as family reunions.

Complete this online form to request a greeting

Request a ceremonial letter

Ceremonial letters from the Governor are available for birthdays (turning 100 or over), key milestone anniversaries (50 years, 75 years) and Eagle Scouts.

Complete this online form to request a ceremonial letter - anniversaries

Complete this online form to request a ceremonial letter - birthdays

Complete this online form to request a ceremonial letter - Eagle Scout

Complete this online form to request a military retirement letter