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 Ferriss, at Julie.Ferriss@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 2018:
June 2, 2018 – Ridgefield is observing Ridgefield Trails Day to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act, 25 years of National Trails Day the Lewis River-Vancouver Lake Water Trail that runs through Ridgefield.
June 15, 2018 – Elder Abuse Awareness Day encourages all citizens to learn more about Elder Abuse, to watch for signs of abuse, report unsuspected mistreatment and identify ways to improve the quality of life for older friends or family.
July 13, 2018 – Main Street Day celebrates the Washington Main Street Program, the Ridgefield Main Street Program and the efforts to revitalize and create a sustainable, vibrant downtown Ridgefield.
August 3, 2018 – This proclamation marks the 150th Anniversary of the Clark County Fair, recognizes the Ridgefield Lion’s Club long term relationship with the Fair, and honors the rich agricultural traditions of the region.
September 17-23, 2018 – Constitution Week emphasizes citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, informs people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and foundation of our way of life, and encourages the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in 1787.
September 2018 – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month highlights that cancer is the leading cause of death in children, raises awareness that more must be done to find a cure, and encourages citizens to provide support and advocacy for childhood cancer families in our community.