Proclamation Requests - Special Presentation Requests at City Council
SEAN A. WILSON
Since 2012 Mayor Wilson has been involved in his community in several capacities.
He has served as a local Pastor of Greater Faith Church since 2011.
He assisted with flood and disaster recovery efforts since 2013, supporting the floods of 2013, 2015, and 2017 as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer and was assigned as the representative of the local Pulaski County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) responsible for Pulaski County program development relief efforts. After completing his time with VISTA, he was nominated as the chair of COAD and continues to function in that capacity.
He is an active Waynesville/ Saint Robert Chamber member and volunteers his time as a Choices presenter, instructor for Leadership Pulaski County Classes, and instructor for the Junior Leadership Development Program. Sean was also the previous Government and Military Affairs Committee Chair (6 years), to name a few.
Mayor Wilson was also an active volunteer with the Waynesville R-VI School district as a Mentor for the Way Connect program to help high-risk youth. He played a critical role in initiating the program with Freedom Elementary.
He has also volunteered his services with the "Dad's Mentoring Dad's" program in Phelps County, a program for fathers who did not have fathers.
Mayor Wilson was the 2019 Tree of Lights Honorary Chair for the Salvation Army (raising $99,612.45), and Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army.
He has coordinated events for the community, such as the Annual Waynesville Pumpkin Fest and the National Kids to Park Day event. He also served as a Chaplain with Days of Hope, providing spiritual care for youth assigned to residential facilities.
Mayor Wilson is also a trained Civil Mediator with the Saint Louis Conflict Resolution Center and a Mediator for the 25th Circuit Court Missouri Bar.
He has been recognized as the 2017 Waynesville-Saint Robert Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the year, recipient of the Meramec Regional Outstanding Volunteer award in 2017, the 2018 December Volunteer of the Month for AARP Drivers Safety, and the 2021 Citizen of the Year recipient.
Mayor Wilson was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Theology with the School of the Great Commission College. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Liberty University in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Webster University. He is currently attending Liberty University pursuing his Educational Doctorate Degree in Community Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy.
Sean and his wife Janice are both retired Army veterans and choose to reside here in the city of Waynesville with their two Children (Sean II and Anihya), who have since graduated High School and are both attending college in Springfield.
SERVING YOUR CITY
Mayor Wilson is a retired Army Veteran who has served as a city council member since April 2019.
Mayor Wilson began his service with the City of Waynesville as a Park Board member in June 2016, where he served for almost two years before being appointed as the Park Board President in 2018. He served as president for a year before being elected as councilman for Ward III.
As a City Councilman, Mr. Wilson served on committees such as Roads and Grounds, Utilities, Waynesville/Saint Robert Regional Airport Board, and the Emergency Services and Police committee.
Mayor Wilson was selected by the Council in 2022 to serve as Mayor Pro Tem and in that capacity he has developed an extensive training and mentoring program for freshman board and commission members. He has also became the first Certified Municipal Official of the City of Waynesville, through an extensive program offered by the Missouri Municipal League.
Mayor Wilson sits as a committee member of the city’s Build it Better Program, which helps qualified families acquire assistance to help reduce their utility bills by improving their homes with energy efficient upgrades. He was also selected to serve as the representative for the City of Waynesville for the CARES Act program in 2020, where he helped distribute $1 million dollars to qualifying small businesses throughout the county. Mayor Wilson was also instrumental in donating his time and designing the digitalization of the application to improve the efficacy of submissions for that program.
A proclamation is an official announcement issued by the Mayor to recognize a day, week or month that will have a major citywide impact. The goal of a proclamation is to honor, celebrate or create awareness of an event, special occasion, cause or significant issue. They should generally be related to a community benefit or organization or City of Waynesville operations.
Guidelines for Proclamation Requests
The City receives many requests to present both new and annually recurring proclamations each and every month. As such, formal presentation of proclamations at City Council meetings is limited and the following guidelines have been established by the Mayor's office to ensure all requests can be appropriately considered and reviewed in advance.
- All proclamations must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the preferred issue date to allow for the approval process and production of the document itself.
- Proclamations are not automatically renewed each year:
- Proclamations that may occur every year must be requested annually;
- If the request is for a repeat of a previous proclamation, a copy of that document should be included with the request.
- The Mayor's office reserves the right to approve or decline the production of a proclamation request and to edit any drafted material for final wording.
- Each proclamation request must come from a Waynesville resident and/or organization. This includes requests from national, international, or out-of-state organizations - in such instances, a local chapter or office should be associated with the request.
- Personal proclamations for individuals or businesses will not be placed on a Council agenda, but may be requested.
- If approved, proclamations will be mailed to the individual who requested it.
- These proclamations may be read at an event or provided to the recipient.
- Proclamations should reflect inclusiveness, not exclusiveness, and recognize that the strength of our democracy is our diversity. It must not take sides in matters of political, ideological or religious controversy or individual convictions.
- Proclamations must have a citywide significance and demonstrate relevancy to Waynesville.
Please email your completed forms to email@example.com.
Presentation at Council Meetings
Requests for proclamations will be reviewed by City Staff and the Mayor, after which the City will provide notification of how the proclamation will be presented. If a formal presentation at a City Council meeting is available, the expectation is there will be at least one representative on hand to receive the proclamation from the Mayor, and that representative will make brief comments. Council meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30PM, except on recognized holidays.
Instructions for accepting proclamations and recognition at a City Council meeting:
- Proclamations and recognitions are presented at the beginning of the meeting. It is advised that you arrive a few minutes before the start time of the meeting.
- If you or anyone in your party has mobility issues, please let the Mayor’s Office know beforehand so we can have staff deliver the proclamation or recognition to you during the meeting. A hand-held microphone can be made available.
- The Mayor will begin by reading all or a portion of the proclamation/recognition. At that time, you may come forward and accept the proclamation, then say a few words. You may bring others with you.
- Please identify yourself and anyone else with you by name and your organization and title. You may make brief comments (about 3-5 minutes).
- After accepting the proclamation or recognition, you may be seated or feel free to leave the meeting.
If a formal presentation at a City Council meeting is not available, the proclamation will be mailed to the requester. However, a representative is welcome to attend any City Council or Committee Meeting to make comments about a proclamation.
If you have any questions, please contact City Clerk Michele Brown at 573-774-6171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City Council appreciates the opportunity to hear updates from citizen groups or agencies affiliated with the City to report on recent or upcoming community events and activities. The City Council meets monthly on the third Thursdays. The Council does not meet on federally recognized holidays that fall on the regularly scheduled meetings.
Requests to make City Council presentations should be submitted at least four weeks prior to the preferred Council Meeting date. City Staff and the Mayor will review these requests and City Staff will notify the applicant if time is available on the requested meeting date. If such time is not available, the applicant is welcome to speak during any regularly scheduled Citizen Comments portion of regular City Council Meetings to provide a brief report to the Council.
- April 2023
- May 2023
Sean. A. Wilson
100 Tremont Center Waynesville, Missouri 65583