Ceremonial Recognitions
The Mayor and the City Council are pleased to recognize exceptional events, milestones, and people within the City of Riverside.

A Certificate of Recognition can be provided to recognize individuals celebrating significant milestones, individual contributions to society, and community events.

A Proclamation can be requested to commemorate larger scale community or organizational milestones or events with historic and/or unique importance to the citizens of Riverside.

It should be noted that while the city aims to honor all requests received, the city retains the right to determine if a request will be honored, if a certificate or proclamation will be issued and the content that will be included.

It is our general policy to only issue certificates and proclamations that have a direct tie to Riverside.

Given the volume of requests received, all requests for certificates must be received 30 days in advance of the date needed and all requests for proclamations must be requested at least 45 days in advance of the date needed.

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Requestor Contact Information

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email

Certificate Information

  • Certificate type (browse certificate types)
  • Why do you think this request merits a certificate?
  • Who will present the certificate?
  • Date the certificate will be presented (this is the date that will appear on the certificate)
  • Name of the recipient(s) as it is to appear on the certificate.
  • Address of recipient

Event Information (If your event is tied to an event)

  • Event Name
  • Event Date
  • Event Address
  • Estimated Attendance
  • List of VIPs or Dignitaries Invited

Date Certificate Needed

  • 30 days advance notice is required. You will be contacted when the certificate is available for pick up at City Hall

Proclamation requests will NOT be approved without 6 to 8 succinct bullet points that provides details such as:

  • Brief history of the event
  • Details such as data arguing the need for a call to action
  • Reason for the honoring
  • The significance or impact
If the information submitted is insufficient, city personnel may reach out to the event coordinators for additional information.

Requestor Contact Information

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email

Proclamation Information

  • Proclamation clauses (see samples)
  • Enter the name or purpose of the proclamation (awareness day/month, etc). Please double check the spelling
  • Why do you think this request merits a proclamation?
  • Who will present the proclamation?
  • Date the proclamation will be presented (this is the date that will appear on the proclamation)
  • Name of the recipient(s) as it is to appear on the proclamation
  • Address of recipient

Event Information (If your event is tied to an event)

  • Event Name
  • Event Date
  • Event Address
  • Estimated Attendance
  • List of VIPs or Dignitaries Invited

Date Proclamation Needed

  • 45 days advance notice is required. You will be contacted when the certificate is available for pick up at City Hall

To avoid delays to your request, please take some time to review these sample proclamations:

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Contact information(fields with * are required)
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Certificate information(fields with * are required)
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Recognition information(continued)
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*This field is only for use when multiple recipients will receive awards with identical language. If there are differences in wording other than recipient name, please submit a separate form for each recipient.
Event information(optional)
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Contact information(fields with * are required)
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Proclamation information(fields with * are required)
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Recognition information(continued)
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Recognition information(continued)

Please review the sample proclamations and provide a draft containing 6-8 succinct bullet points that offer a brief history of the event or reason for the honoring, the significance or impact, etc. If the information submitted is insufficient city personnel may reach out to the event coordinators for additional information.

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