Sample Proclamation


This document is based upon a state proclamation. However, it can be adapted to a city, town, or county by changing governor to mayor or county executive and name of state to name of city, town, or county.

If possible, copy-and-paste this proclamation onto your chapter letterhead and post the signed document online.

WHEREAS, Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit educational organization whose first chapter was established in Johnson City, Tennessee, in 1942; and

WHEREAS, this organization has grown now to encompass over 250,000 members and advisers nationwide in middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, career and technical schools, and private business schools; and

WHEREAS, FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences; and

WHEREAS, members perform community service activities and strive to build a student’s understanding of the realities of the modern business world; and

WHEREAS, FBLA teaches high school students basic business and leadership principles; and PBL helps university, college, technical, and business school students to make the transition from school to work;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, (your governor’s/mayor’s name here), Governor of the State of (your state’s name here)/Mayor of the City of (your city’s name here), do hereby proclaim the second week in February, as NATIONAL FBLA-PBL WEEK in the State of (your state’s name here)/City of (your city’s name here).