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County Council Proclamations

A proclamation is an official document issued by the Volusia County Council to commemorate a specific time period (day, week or month) to raise awareness about an issue; celebrate milestones or community events; recognize heroic acts; or honor Volusia County individuals or groups who have made outstanding contributions to Volusia County.

Proclamation guidelines

  • Proclamation requests must be submitted by Volusia County residents.
  • Proclamations must be sponsored by an individual County Council member and approved by the Volusia County Council before they are issued.
  • Proclamations are generally not presented during County Council meetings, but they may be considered on rare occasions.
  • Proclamations may be presented off-site and, when possible, a County Council member will be scheduled to make the presentation.
  • As an alternative, the County Council may choose to send a letter instead of a proclamation.
  • When possible, we ask that requests be submitted at least three weeks in advance.

Proclamations typically are not issued for:

  • Weddings, birthdays and family reunions
  • Persons stepping down from advisory boards or committees

Requests that are advertisements, commercial or political in nature, or promote one religion over others will not be approved.

How to request a proclamation

Each proclamation must have a Volusia County Council sponsor. To request a proclamation, please contact the county chair, vice chair, at-large representative or your district representative:

For more information, contact Community Information Specialist Pat Kuehn at pkuehn@volusia.org or 386-822-5062, ext. 12934.

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