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Proclamations and Acclamations

Proclamations are provided by the Governor's Office as a service to Kentucky residents with the goal of honoring and celebrating events or increasing awareness of noteworthy issues among citizens across Kentucky. These public service documents are strictly honorary and are not legally binding. Proclamation requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and the Governor's Office reserves the right to decline any request for a proclamation as well as the right to make exceptions to the guidelines and procedures. To submit an application for a proclamation, please review the guidelines and submit an application at the link below.

Guidelines and Procedures

  • Proclamations may recognize a day, week, or month.
  • Proclamations must have some statewide significance.
  • Proclamations are issued for one date only per request for each calendar year.
  • Proclamations are not automatically renewed. Requests must be made on an annual basis.
  • Proclamations will not name specific organizations unless they are nonprofit.
  • Proclamations are not issued to honor an individual person, nor are they issued for birthdays, retirements, weddings, or anniversaries.
  • Any draft language submitted may be edited or revised at the discretion of the Governor's Office.
  • No proclamation shall be used as part of an advertisement or commercial promotion without permission from the Governor's Office. Any use of the proclamation in a news release or other type of publication must be approved by the Governor's Office prior to publication.
  • Only 3 copies of a proclamation will be provided per year, per request.

Submit a Proclamation Request


Acclamations are official documents issued by the Governor’s Office to commemorate a specific time period (day, week, or month) for the purpose of raising awareness about an issue, or celebrating milestones. Unlike proclamations, acclamations are not maintained in the Executive Journal by Kentucky's Secretary of State.

Submit an Acclamation Request

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