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Mayoral Proclamations

Most Recent City Proclamations

October 12, 2022: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Proclamation  (PDF)

WHEREAS, Columbus Day is observed as a federal holiday on the second Monday in October; and

WHEREAS, the day recognizes the October 12, 1492 landing of Christopher Columbus on an island in the Caribbean, marking the Europeans’ first intrusion into the Americas; and

WHEREAS, this contact began centuries of colonization on lands already settled by Native peoples and exploitation of the Americas’ resources; and

WHEREAS, Indigenous Americans experienced conquest, enslavement, displacement, and disease which decimated the population; and

WHEREAS, Takoma Park now sits upon the ancestral homelands of the Nacotchtank, Tauxenent, and Piscataway peoples and indigenous people make their homes in this city today; and

WHEREAS, the City Council recognized the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day by adopting Resolution 2017-39, re-imagining Columbus Day as an opportunity to celebrate indigenous heritage and resiliency; and

WHEREAS, although it is a federal holiday, Columbus Day is not a holiday for City of Takoma Park employees and City government functions and meetings continue on their usual schedule; and

WHEREAS, recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day serves as a reminder to reflect on the Native people, past and present, who have cared for this land over millennia.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, KATE STEWART, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TAKOMA PARK, MARYLAND, hereby proclaim October 12, 2022 as Indigenous Peoples Day in Takoma Park to acknowledge and celebrate the culture and sacrifice of the first people on this land.

Date this 12th day of October 2022

Kate Stewart

October 12, 2022: Walk & Roll to School Day

Walk & Roll to School Day Proclamation (PDF)

WHEREAS, the Partnership for a Walkable America was the sponsor of the first National Walk Our Children to School Day in 1997; and

WHEREAS, the day has become an international event with the US, Canada and the U.K. since 2000. Safe Routes: National Center for Safe Routes to School promotes and organizes the annual Walk & Roll to School Day event along with its network members throughout the Country; and

WHEREAS, Walk & Roll to School Day invites students, families, and caretakers to use alternative forms of human-powered transportation, such as walking or rolling, to get to school; and

WHEREAS, the City of Takoma Park works with five local public schools and their affiliated parent teacher associations to build enthusiasm and encourage participation across the full school community; and

WHEREAS, Takoma Park recognizes the importance of Walk & Roll to School Day to practice healthy habits that encourage regular physical activity, improve health and wellbeing, raise awareness of pedestrian safety, reduce car trips, and transition to sustainable forms of transportation to combat climate change and create a more livable community for all.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kate Stewart, Mayor of the City of Takoma Park, Maryland, hereby proclaim Wednesday, October 12, 2022 as Walk & Roll to School Day.

Date this 12th day of October 2022

Kate Stewart

2022 City Proclamations


Indigenous Peoples’ Day Proclamation  (PDF)
Walk & Roll to School Day Proclamation (PDF)


Proclamation of Hispanic Heritage Month (PDF)
Car Free Day Proclamation – Sept. 22, 2022 (PDF)
Welcoming Week Proclamation (PDF)

Emergency Preparedness Month Proclamation (PDF)
Proclamation 100th Anniversary Takoma Post #350 Veterans of Foreign Wars (PDF)


July as Park and Recreation Month
Proclamation Recognizing the 25th Anniversary of Unification


Proclamation of World Refugee Day
Juneteenth Proclamation
National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week — June 4-12, 2022


Foster Parent Recognition Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Bike to Work Day – Friday, May 20th
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Awareness Day


Supporting Arbor Day 2022 in Takoma Park
National Public Health Week Proclamation


Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Recognition of Two Years Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic
Women’s History Month


Proclamation Declaring Invasive Species Awareness Week
Black History Month


Mayoral Proclamations - 2021

DateMayoral Proclamations
2021-11-03Recognizing the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) and Volunteers for Their Work Removing Invasive Vines and Protecting Trees in the City
2021-10-06Indigenous Peoples' Day
2021-09-29Energy Efficiency Day 2021
2021-09-08National Preparedness Month - September 2021
2021-09-08Car Free Day - Wednesday, September 22, 2021
2021-07-28Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month - July 2021
2021-06-17LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2021
2021-06-16Juneteenth 2021
2021-06-16World Refugee Day 2021
2021-06-02National Gun Violence Awareness Day
2021-06-02Immigrant Heritage Month - June 2021
2021-06-05Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week - June 5-13, 2021
2021-05-19Achievements of the District 20 Delegation in the 2021 Legislative Session
2021-05-192021 Foster Care Recognition Month
2021-05-19Bike to Work Day - Friday, May 21, 2021
2021-05-12Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
2021-05-05Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Awareness Day
2021-04-07Supporting Arbor Day 2021 in Takoma Park
2021-03-17Proclaiming March 20, 2021 "MeatOut Day" in Takoma Park
2021-02-10Centennial of Takoma Park Troop 33
2021-01-27Recognizing the Shepherds of Zion Ministries International Church for their Service and Support to the Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic
2021-01-27Recognizing International Holocaust Remembrance Day
2021-01-13Entry into Force of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Table: Takoma Park City Mayoral Proclamations for calendar year 2021. Table maintained by the City Clerk's office. (clerk@takomaparkmd.gov)

Mayoral Proclamations - 2020

DateMayoral Proclamations
2020-11-18Crossroads Farmers Market and Market Ambassadors
2020-11-18Small Business Saturday
2020-11-18Municipal Government Works Month
2020-11-18Mayor Pro Tem
2020-10-21Proclamation Recognizing Young People Holding Bake Sales for
The Movement for Black Lives Organization
2020-10-14Proclamation Recognizing the Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority for Its Support to the Crossroads Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020-10-14Proclamation Recognizing National Arts and Humanities Month
2020-10-14Recognizing the Old Takoma Business Association for Its Support to the Takoma Business District During the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020-10-07Proclamation Recognizing the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op for Its Service and Support to the Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020-10-07International Pronouns Day
2020-10-07Indigenous Peoples Day
2020-10-07Energy Efficiency Day
2020-09-23Proclamation Recognizing Area Parent Teacher Associations for Community Assistance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020-09-23Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 – October 15, 2020
Table: Takoma Park City Mayoral Proclamations for calendar year 2020. Table maintained by the City Clerk's office. (clerk@takomaparkmd.gov)

Mayoral Proclamations - 2019

DateMayoral Proclamations
2019-03-20Arbor Day
2019-03-20Love Your Local Day
2019-03-20MeatOut Day
2019-05-08Public Service Week
2019-05-01Bike to Work Week
2019-05-08Public Service Week
2019-06-05Chesapeake Bay Week
2019-06-05Gun Violence Awareness Day
2019-06-05Immigrant Heritage Month
2019-09-11National Preparedness Month
2018-09-11Car Free Day
2019-10-02Energy Efficiency Day
2019-11-06Small Business Saturday
2019-11-18Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department
Table: Takoma Park City Mayoral Proclamations for calendar year 2019. Table maintained by the City Clerk's office. (clerk@takomaparkmd.gov)

Mayoral Proclamations - 2018

DateMayoral Proclamations
2018-02-21Rare Disease Day
2018-09-05National Preparedness Month
2018-10-03Indigenous People's Day
2018-10-17International Pronouns Day
2018-11-14Small Business Saturday
2018-12-05Dance Exchange
Table: Takoma Park City Mayoral Proclamations for calendar year 2018. Table maintained by the City Clerk's office. (clerk@takomaparkmd.gov)

Mayoral Proclamations - 2017

DateMayoral Proclamations
2017-11-15Appointment of Mayor Pro Tempore
2017-11-15Proclaiming November as Municipal Government Works Month
2017-11-01Small Business Saturday - November 25, 2017
2017-09-13National Preparedness Month
2017-05-24National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Takoma Park - June 2, 2017


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