Proclamations and Ceremonial Documents

A closeup of a Mayoral Proclamation document.

Mayoral Proclamations and Ceremonial Documents

A ceremonial document is a proclamation, letter or certificate that may congratulate, honor, or recognize a City of Boerne resident or organization and are bestowed at the discretion of the mayor.

Ceremonial documents are reserved for people, places or events that positively contribute to the economic, social, and/or cultural fabric of the City of Boerne.

Ceremonial documents are at the mayor’s discretion, but will not be issued if:

  • The request promotes campaigns, events, or ideological and political beliefs that are contrary to the policies or laws of the City of Boerne or not of a generally inclusive and harmonious benefit to the greater Boerne community.
  • The request takes a side/position regarding international disputes or is a subjective statement of ideology.
  • The request is on behalf of individuals/groups of which the requester has no proven affiliation.

The mayor’s office reserves the right to deny any request or refer the requestor to another official or agency. Presentation of ceremonial documents are typically conducted outside of City Council meetings. The City of Boerne reserves the right to modify documents to meet City of Boerne formatting and editorial standards.

Request a Ceremonial Document

Please click on the tabs below to learn more about each document and any associated requirements before completing the request form. Review the frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page and email us if you have any questions.

Submit a Ceremonial Document Request Form online.

  1. Proclamations


Proclamations from the City are issued by the mayor to honor, celebrate, or create awareness of an event, milestone, or achievement within the community. They can be issued for one day, week, or month. These public service documents are not legally binding, nor do they constitute an endorsement by the mayor.

A proclamation is an 8.5 by 11.5-inch document on special stationary that is issued for the following reasons:

  • Local, state, or national recognition of an awareness day, week, or month for a cause that directly affects or impacts Boerne citizens (ex: Fire Prevention Month)
  • Significant events in Boerne or benefiting the citizens of Boerne
  • Organization, business or group milestones and significant anniversaries
  • Organization and/or individual significant contributions to society
  • Cultural or historical occasions
  • Centennial (100th) birthdays
  • Wedding anniversaries for 50 years or more (in 5-year increments)

An organization does not have exclusive rights to one day, week, or month of their proclamation and proclamations issued in previous years will not be automatically re-issued. A new request must be submitted and approved.

Click here to see a sample proclamation.

  1. Letter of Congratulation or Celebration
  1. Certificate of Commendation
  1. FAQs on Ceremonial Documents