Request a Commemorative Message

Step 1 of 3 - Terms of Agreement

  • Mahalo for contacting the Office of the Governor with your request.

    Required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*) and MUST be filled in. Please note that we will be unable to process incomplete entries.


    The Governor's Office offers recognition for significant events, accomplishments and milestones.

    • Proclamations recognize a year, month, week or day for significant events for public awareness of a specific issue affecting Hawaiʻi residents. (Note: The proclamation neither indicates nor implies the governor's support of any given issue or cause.) Electronic proclamations available.
    • Commendations honor individuals who have performed outstanding public service or achieved a noteworthy accomplishment in Hawaiʻi.
    • Certificates recognize outstanding achievements by Hawaiʻi residents. (We do not issue certificates for graduations or scholarships.) Electronic certificates available.
    • Special messages mark significant occasions and public events in Hawaiʻi.
    • Program messages are included in program brochures for a specific event hosted by an organization.


    Due to the high volume of requests received daily, please observe the following guidelines.

    1. All requests must be submitted on-line at: at least four (4) weeks prior to the requested completion date and not more than three (3) months in advance of the event date.
    2. All requests must be submitted by an individual or organization based in Hawai‘i, preferably submitted by an official representative of the local entity. Recognitions should coincide with national or state designated dates.
    3. The Office of the Governor reserves the right to accept or decline any request, regardless of whether a similar request was accommodated in previous years. We also reserve the right to edit submitted text for length, accuracy, etc.
    4. All issued commemorative messages are to be used for a single event or recognition and are not to be used for profit or commercial advertising. The text of the issued document must not be altered in any way without the consent from the Office of the Governor.
    5. If you wish to invite the governor to present the commemorative message in the Governor's Ceremonial Room or at an event, please also complete the INVITE THE GOVERNOR TO AN EVENT online form at at this link.