Proclamations are a special way to recognize an organization, person, cause or special event.
They should generally be related to a community benefit or organization, or City of Ridgefield operations. Proclamations are presented by the Mayor at the end of regularly scheduled Council meetings.
If you would like to request a specific proclamation, please make a request to the City Clerk, Julie Basarab, at Julie.Basarab@ci.ridgefield.wa.us. Requests should be made one month in advance of the Council meeting at which you would prefer that the proclamation is presented. If a formal presentation of the proclamation is made at a City Council meeting, you or a representative is welcome to attend to accept the written proclamation and make brief comments.
Proclamations for 2017:
March 2017 – Ridgefield Youth Arts Month: Youth Arts Month was founded at the national level in 1961 to emphasize the value of participating in art for all children and provide an opportunity to demonstrate the impact of the arts to local communities. Ridgefield is celebrating the third annual Youth Arts Month in March.
June 2017 – Elder Abuse Awareness Month: One in ten seniors experiences mistreatment or abuse – physical, emotional and sexual abuse; theft, fraud and other types of financial exploitation; neglect and abandonment. By taking action individually and as a community, we have the power to prevent elder abuse in Ridgefield. To report abuse call 1-877-734-6277. For more information about abuse prevention, types and signs of abuse and laws that protect vulnerable adults, contact the Elder Justice Center or the Southwest Washington Agency on Aging & Disabilities.