What is a proclamation?
A proclamation is an official document issued by Governor Kristi Noem to commemorate a specific time period (day, week, or month) for the purpose of raising awareness about an issue or celebrating milestones.
How to Request a Proclamation
- A proclamation may be requested via the online form below.
- Please submit your request three to four weeks before it is needed to allow adequate time for your request to be considered.
- In order to better determine whether a request can be fulfilled, please provide a draft of the proclamation. A sample proclamation is attached below. Please use the template to complete your draft.
- If a proclamation has been issued in the past, a new request still needs to be requested each year.
- Preference will be given to in-state requestors.
Guidelines for a Proclamation
Proclamations must convey a statewide significance to a broad group of South Dakotans.Proclamations are generally considered for the following:
- To raise public awareness about issues affecting a large number of South Dakota residents. This must be specific to South Dakota and have a statewide significance.
- To commemorate special milestones of significance to South Dakota's history or cultural heritage.
The Governor's office reserves the right to modify or deny any proclamation request.
Proclamations will be processed on a month-by-month basis.Request a Proclamation