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Recognition Policy

The City of Fort Worth Recognition Presentations are comprised of congratulatory letters, certificates, and proclamations. Each presentation is ceremonial in nature and is issued by the mayor or a councilmember. They are intended to honor and celebrate special events, significant issues or increase awareness of programs and people that make Fort Worth one of the most livable cities in the nation.

The City of Fort Worth issues presentations at no charge to individuals or groups and retains the rights to edit all presentation text to reflect the city’s vision, mission and goals. All requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the presentation date.

An organization may request only one presentation annually.

A $15 fee is assessed for additional copies of presentations placed in a blue folder.

Who can make a presentation request?

  • Request must be made by a City of Fort Worth resident or an organization based in Fort Worth.

Letters of Appreciation/Congratulations:

  • Will be issued by the mayor or by a councilmember
  • In celebration of achievements and recognizes individuals or organizations for their accomplishments
  • In recognition of individual birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, professional celebrations, and award recipients

Certificates of Recognition:

  • Will be issued by the mayor or by a councilmember
  • In celebration of achievements and recognizes individuals or organizations for their accomplishments
  • In recognition of individual birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, professional celebrations, and award recipients

Proclamation: All Proclamations must be presented by the mayor or a councilmember. If they are not available, a Certificate of Recognition may be issued at your request.

A proclamation is an act that formally declares to the general public that the government has acted in a particular way. It is a written or printed document issued by a superior government executive such as the president, governor or mayor, which sets out such a declaration by the government.

Proclamations are issued for:

  • Individual birthdays 100 years or greater
  • Local city events
  • National or international groups hosting events within the City of Fort Worth with an in-city sponsor
  • Local business milestones

Proclamations will not be issued for:

  • Matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual conviction
  • Events or organizations with no direct relationship to the City of Fort Worth
  • Campaigns or events contrary to city policies

We no longer grant annual proclamations; rather we honor anniversaries, such as fifth, 10th, 15th, etc.

For more information, email mayorrecognition@fortworthtexas.gov or call 817-392-6118.

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