Many Causes Highlighted in October
Posted on: October 17, 2014
October is a popular awareness month for many causes. In Laurel, Mayor Magee has recognized October as Night Out Against Crime Month, Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, Early Head Start Month, and Dyslexia Awareness Month. However, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month and National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month to name a few more. Proclamations are typically issued by the Mayor to recognize the importance of a community event, significant achievements by a community member, or to signal Laurel’s role in significant national events.
Mayoral Proclamations typically must have a specific connection to Laurel, such as highlighting an event taking place in Laurel or honoring a Laurel resident. Depending on the desire of the requesting party, Proclamations may be read at a City Council meeting, or at the community event being recognized, depending entirely on the schedule of the Mayor. All proclamations are posted on the City’s website. Original signed proclamations will be provided to the requesting party.
Requestors are typically asked to provide draft language for the proclamation, as well as how they would like the signed proclamation delivered. Proclamations requested at least one month in advance have the best chance of being completed and provided to the requestor by a specific date.
To request a Mayoral Proclamation or for more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 601.428.6401.