Request a Letter

Mayor Michael B. Hancock welcomes the opportunity to recognize exceptional individuals and events within the City and County of Denver. Letters from the city are issued by the Mayor to recognize significant occurrences and individuals in the community. These public service documents are not legally binding nor do they constitute an endorsement by the Mayor.

All requests for letters must be submitted in writing at least three weeks prior to the date needed. The Mayor’s Office reserves the right to modify or deny any letter request.

Letters will be issued in PDF form and may be published on your organization’s website or social media. If you intend to use the Mayor’s name or image in any other manner while promoting your proclamation, please contact the Mayor’s communications office first at 720-865-9016.

What can letters be issued for?

  • Family or Class Reunions
  • Organization Milestones or Anniversaries (in 5 year increments)
  • Wedding anniversaries for 50 years + (in 5 year increments)
  • Birthday Celebrations (except 100th Birthdays – see proclamations)
  • Deceased Individuals
  • Recreational Events
  • Conferences and conventions
  • Welcoming Guests
  • Annual Events and Celebrations
  • Letters of support

Who can make a letter request?

Each letter request must recognize individuals, groups or events within the City and County of Denver. This includes requests from national, international, or out-of-state organizations.

What will letters not be issued for?

  • Matters of political, ideological, or religious controversy, or individual convictions.
  • Events or organizations with no locally-based chapters or direct relationship to the City and County of Denver.
  • Fundraising campaigns (other than charitable campaigns).
  • Campaigns or events contrary to city policies.
  • Advertisement or commercial promotions.

A Mayoral proclamation is an alternative where letter criteria are not met. See Request for Mayoral proclamations, if you are seeking recognition of:

  • Significant contributions and service to the community
  • Organization, business or group milestones and significant anniversaries
  • Cultural or historical occasions
  • Charitable fundraising efforts
  • Centennial (100th) birthdays
  • Wedding anniversaries for 50 years + (in 5 year increments)

Request a Letter by Filling Out The Form Below:

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