Declarations: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a declaration?

A public service document that provides recognition for special events or significant issues and are not legally binding.

Why does the declaration have to be approved?

All documents requiring the Governor’s name must be researched and analyzed before being submitted for signature and released from the Governor’s Office.

What is the declarations committee?

A group consisting of the Governor’s Senior Staff members who review and consider the declaration requests received by the Governor.

Why do the declaration requests need to come from residents in Utah?

Due to the number of requests the Governor receives, it is our office policy that out-of-state requests are not accepted. However, a Utah-based member of your organization may submit the request for consideration.