Proclamation Request Guidelines
The Office of Governor Pete Ricketts offers proclamations as a courtesy to Nebraskans. Proclamations honor organizations and highlight issues and causes about which Nebraskans care. These honorary documents do not carry the force of law. All proclamations requests will be reviewed by the Governor's Office to determine whether the request complies with the policy and criteria outlined below.
- The Governor's Office only acknowledges requests from in-state organizations. If a national organization wishes to request a proclamation, please identify a local affiliate or sponsor to submit a request for consideration.
- The Governor's Office must receive a complete request and draft Proclamation at least 30 days prior to the date you wish to receive the document to allow for approval and production. Information packets and/or suggested national proclamations will not be accepted for consideration.
- The Governor's Office may grant or decline any proclamation request without comment at any time.
- Please carefully review all the policy and criteria listed below before completing and submitting a request.
- Due to the large volume of requests, the ceremonies will be capped at 15 groups per ceremony. Apply early to increase your chances of participation in the ceremony.
Policy & Criteria
A Proclamation issued by the Governor honors or highlights an issue, project, cause, or program. The draft Proclamation must detail the cause or issue that you want to highlight. It should not simply name or list your organization.
A Proclamation issued by the Governor does not constitute an endorsement by the Governor of or support for the issue, project, cause, or program.
A Proclamation issued by the Governor recognizes a day, week, month, or year. Proclamations are issued one time only per calendar year.
A Proclamation request submitted to the Governor's Office does not constitute a standing order. Annual or recurring requests must be filed every year.
A Proclamation request must not duplicate prior requests. Requests that are identical or similar to previously issued proclamations will be denied.
A draft Proclamation request submitted to the Governor's Office may be edited and/or rewritten during the approval process to receive final approval. The language and format of the Proclamation are subject to revisions including, but not limited to, grammatical errors, quality of content and proper and legible formatting of the proclamation.
A Proclamation request may not highlight, reference, or take sides in political, ideological, or religious controversies.
A Proclamation request should generally not be individualized or specialized.
Making your Request
Your request must be submitted via the online form found on the Governor's website below. Please be sure to include all contact information and complete all required fields before submitting your request for consideration.
Your request must include a draft of the proclamation.
Your request must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of your requested date. Requests will be accepted no more than 6 months in advance. If less than 2 week's notice is given, the Governor's Office reserves the right to decline the proclamation.
If you have further questions, please contact the Governor's Office, 402-471-2244.