Mayoral letters are used to privately commend or congratulate an individual or organization. Individuals, organizations, or programs must reside in South Bend, or at least from the local area. The Mayor’s Office may accept outside requests with a local connection, but outside requests without a local connection will not be processed.
A proclamation is a declaration to the general public celebrating worthy organizations, individuals, or causes that have made tangible, positive impacts in the lives of residents of South Bend, Indiana.
Proclamations are for public awareness, cultural and civic celebrations, or to bring attention to a particular cause on a specific day, week, or month. Organizations do not have exclusive rights to the day, week, or month of that year stated on the proclamation and is only good for the year that it is signed.
Recipients of proclamations must hold city, county, or state significance and outside requests without local connection will not be processed. Proclamations will not be issued for political controversy or ideology. Mayoral proclamations may not be used to solicit funds or donations.
Click here to request a Mayoral Letter or Proclamation. Requests, excluding letters of condolence, must be submitted at least four weeks in advance of the requested completion date or they will be declined. The Mayor’s Office reserves the right to decline any request for a Mayoral letter or proclamation.