Proclamations are provided by Governor Kelly’s Office to recognize and celebrate events and increase awareness of issues of significant importance to Kansans. Please review the information below before completing the online request form.


  • All proclamations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Governor’s Office reserves the right to decline any request for a proclamation.
  • The issuance of a proclamation does not constitute an endorsement by the Governor.
  • Issued proclamations are strictly honorary and are not legally binding.
  • The Governor’s Office requires all requests to be made by a Kansan or Kansas organization. Out-of-state requests will be declined.


  • Proclamations recognize a day, week, month, or year. Proclamations are issued for one date only.
  • No proclamation may be used as part of an advertisement or commercial promotion without express written permission from the Governor’s Office.
  • Requestors are required to submit draft language. Please include at least 5 WHEREAS clauses and 1 THEREFORE CLAUSE.
  • The Governor’s office retains the right to edit and modify any proposed language.
  • May not be individualized or specialized. Proclamations are not issued in honor of people unless specifically approved by the Governor.

Making your request

  • Requests must be submitted electronically, using the submission form linked below.
  • Request must be received no later than the 15th day of the month prior to the month your event is in (ex: Due April 15th for a May 26th proclamation). Proclamation requests submitted after the due date will be denied.
  • You are strongly encouraged to submit your request at least 8 weeks in advance of your observance date. Requests will not be accepted for requests more than four months in advance.

Issuance Options

  1. Official signing ceremony: You may request for your group to be present at an official Statehouse signing ceremony with the Governor. At least one proclamation ceremony is scheduled each month. Due to security purposes, group sizes are strictly limited to 10 people. No exceptions will be made. Groups must have a minimum of 5 participants to be considered for this option.
  2. Proclamation by mail: You may request to have a proclamation signed and mailed to your specified address, with no ceremony participation.

If you have further questions, please contact Constituent Services at the Governor’s Office, 785-368-8500 or at Click here to make your proclamation request online