Proclamation Policy and Procedure

Proclamations are approved and declared by the Board of County Commissioners to honor and celebrate events, recognize achievements or increase community awareness in cases of public interest. Anyone can make a request; however, proclamations must have a direct link to the citizens of Archuleta County. Not all requests are approved; but reviewed on an individual basis. Proclamations are declared at the Board of County Commissioner's own volition and subject to the proclamation policy and procedures with the right to edit any draft language.

Proclamations are to be known as formal recognition only and are not legally binding and not to be interpreted as policy endorsement.

Proclamation Request Criteria

  • Must hold state-wide significance or serve an educational purpose for a significant number of Archuleta County  Citizens
  • May recognize a day, week or month
  • Must be made on an annual basis and will not be automatically renewed
  • Must be received no later than 3 weeks prior to the requested date


The following will not be considered for proclamations:

  • For the benefit of specific for-profit organizations, policy organizations, businesses or individuals 
  • Requests from the same organization in one calendar year
  • Redundancy of similarly approved proclamations 
  • Individual Birthdays
  • Weddings/Wedding Anniversaries
  • Church Anniversaries
  • Deceased Person
  • Personal political or business endorsement of the individual or for-profit business
  • Family/Class Reunions
  • Retirements
  • Groundbreakings/Business Openings

Email your proclamation draft language with your contact information and requested date to Mary Helminski, Executive Assistant/Paralegal.

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