Proclamations

A proclamation is an official announcement issued by the Mayor to recognize a month, week, or day that will have a major townshipwide impact. The goal is to celebrate, honor, or raise awareness of an event, special occasion, cause, or significant issue. Residents can request a Mayoral letter or proclamation to commemorate special events by completing the process outlined HERE.


Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month Proclamation


Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month Proclamation  WHEREAS, Animals  play an important roles in our lives, for many they find comfort and security for their well being because of the presence of animals; andWHEREAS, Although Animals play such a significant role in our lives, there have been insta…

Transgender Day of Visibility Proclamation


Transgender Day of Visibility ProclamationWHEREAS, Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual international event on March 31st dedicated to recognizing the bravery and accomplishments of the transgender community. WHEREAS, International Transgender day of visibility was founded in 2009 by U.SA.-ba…

Black History Month 2022 Proclamation (February)


Black History Month Proclamation  WHEREAS, During Black History Month, we celebrate the many achievements and contributions made by Black Americans to our economic, cultural, spiritual and political development; and WHEREAS, We must recognize and pay tribute to the generations of individuals who st…

Catholic School Week 2022 Proclamation


Catholic School Week Proclamation  WHEREAS, National Catholic School Week is an annual national celebration of the important role that Catholic elementary, secondary schools, and early childhood centers play in providing a comprehensive, values-based education for America’s young people; andWHEREAS…

Barbara Benglian Day Proclamation


Barbara Benglian Day Proclamation WHEREAS, In 1970, Barbara Benglian graduated from West Chester University with her degree in music education and received her masters from West Chester in 1973; andWHEREAS, Barbara Benglian dedicated nearly 52 years to serving the children of Upper Darby through he…

Bill Gaul Day Proclamation


Bill Gaul Day Proclamation  WHEREAS, Bill Gaul has been inducted into the Upper Darby School District alumni hall of fame and spent 16 years in service to the school board where he held both president and vice president positions; and  WHEREAS, Through his membership with the Upper Darby Township S…

Pilgrim Gardens/Aronimink Civic Association 50th Anniversary Proclamation


Pilgrim Gardens/Aronimink Civic Association 50th Anniversary Proclamation  WHEREAS, the Pilgrim Gardens/Aronimink Civic Association is commemorating its 50th anniversary this year; andWHEREAS, it was founded by concerned residents as an organization that is dedicated to preserving the quality of li…

Small Business Saturday 2021 Proclamation


Small Business Saturday Proclamation   WHEREAS, Small Business Saturday started in 2010 and has become an important part of small businesses’ busiest shopping season in the United States. Historically, projected spending among U.S. consumers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on S…

Lou's Jewelry and Pawn Day Proclamation


Lou’s Jewelry and Pawn Day Proclamation  WHEREAS, in October of 1921, entrepreneur Louis (“Lou”) Myerson opened his first business in Delaware County, Lou’s Jewelry and Pawn; andWHEREAS, in 1984, Lou’s son, Stanton, relocated the family business to its current and permanent home on 69th Street in U…

Veteran's Day 2021 Proclamation


Veterans Day Proclamation  WHEREAS, on November 11 of each year, we come together as a community and as a nation to observe Veterans Day and to pay tribute to the service of the brave individuals who have defended our country in times of conflict and peace;WHEREAS, the theme for Veterans Day 2021 i…

Native American Heritage Month 2021 Proclamation


Native American Heritage Month Proclamation  WHEREAS, Native American Heritage Month is celebrated every year to recognize the importance of Native American cultures, contributions, history, traditions, and art; andWHEREAS, this tradition was established in 1990, when former U.S. President George H…

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 Proclamation


Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation  WHEREAS, Between September 15 and October 15 each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is observed by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America; andWHEREAS,…

Fire Prevention Week 2021 Proclamation


Fire Prevention Week Proclamation  WHEREAS, fire is a serious public safety concern both locally and nationally, and homes are the locations where people are at greatest risk of fire; andWHEREAS, smoke alarms sense smoke before people can, alerting you to danger in the event of fire. Smoke alarms t…

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021 Proclamation


Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation  WHEREAS, domestic violence is a pervasive issue across Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, the United States, and the world, with implications for personal and community health; andWHEREAS, domestic violence does not discriminate and affects a…

Proclamation in Observance of the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001


Proclamation in Observance of the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 WHEREAS, twenty years ago this month, on the morning of September 11, nearly three thousand men, women, and children’s lives were lost in a series of attacks intended to terrorize the United States; andWHEREAS, we can never un…

International Overdose Awareness Day 2021 Proclamation


International Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation  WHEREAS, we recognize the purpose of International Overdose Awareness Day as a way to remember our loved ones lost to overdoses and ending the stigma of drug-related deaths; andWHEREAS, the Upper Darby community affirms and acknowledges the harm an…

Parks and Recreation Professionals Day 2021 Proclamation


  Parks and Recreation Professionals Day Proclamation  WHEREAS, parks and recreation professionals promote physical, emotional, and mental health and wellness through both organized and self-directed fitness, play, and activities; andWHEREAS, parks and recreation professionals support the economic …

Juneteenth 2021 Proclamation


Juneteenth Proclamation  WHEREAS, Juneteenth is the annual observance of the end of slavery in the United States, which happened on June 19, 1865; and  WHEREAS, Juneteenth continues to be the most recognized African-American holiday observance in the United States, and honors the survival and God-g…

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month 2021 Proclamation


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month Proclamation  WHEREAS, Pride Month is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. It was borne out of the gay rights movement that started in the 1940’s and reached a pivotal moment at the Stonewall Inn in June of 1969, when a group of…

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 Proclamation


Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 2 – 8) Proclamation  WHEREAS, because good mental health is a vital component in a child’s overall development and well-being, Children’s Mental Health Week provides the opportunity to focus on this important matter, while celebrating the accomplishment…

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