Proclamations are ceremonial documents issued by the Mayor that recognize, celebrate, and honor the extraordinary achievements of the citizens of Sunny Isles Beach; residents of Miami-Dade County; certain organizations; occasions of importance and significance; days that are noteworthy or historically significant; and special events. They are also issued to increase public awareness of issues to improve the well-being of the people of this city.
Proclamations will not be issued for matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs or individual conviction; campaigns or events contrary to City policies, espousing hatred, violence, or racism. Proclamations are not automatically renewed.
Proclamations are strictly honorary, and they are issued as a courtesy. Further, they are not legally binding and do not constitute an endorsement by the City.
GREETINGS AND CONGRATULATORY LETTERS
The City of Sunny Isles Beach strongly encourages personal achievements and wishes to showcase significant milestones in the lives of Sunny Isles Beach residents. Greetings and Congratulatory Letters may be used to honor special events or individuals. These may include conferences, conventions, seminars, professional celebrations, retirements, family reunions, community celebrations, award ceremonies, college graduations, and significant birthdays, anniversaries, and other achievements.
Greetings and Congratulatory Letters are issued by the Mayor and City Commissioners.
Individuals and organizations seeking a Proclamation, Greeting, or Congratulatory Letter can either submit their request via the webform below or print out a document and submit their request in writing to the Office of the City Clerk. Requestors may use the City’s Proclamation/Greeting/Congratulatory Letter Request Form or a letter to submit their request, at least thirty (30) days prior to the date needed. Forms are available at the link below and at the Office of the City Clerk located at 18070 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL.
Requests may also be submitted through a member of the City Commission.
- Request letters must include:
Contact person’s first and last name, address, and telephone number.
- The name and date(s) of the day, week, month or event to be proclaimed.
- A brief summary and/or background of the event, organization, or person.
- Draft text for the proclamation, including 4 – 6 “whereas” clauses.
- Date to be presented and/or when needed.
- An indication of whether the proclamation should be mailed or will be picked up.
Submission of a Proclamation, Greeting, or Congratulatory Letter request does not guarantee issuance. Further, the Mayor and City Commission reserve the right to modify or deny any Proclamation, Greeting, or Congratulatory Letter request.