The City receives many requests for ceremonial items (for example, commendations and proclamations) from various entities and residents. These types of requests are awarded at the discretion of the City. To submit your request, please use the request form. Please submit your request three weeks before your requested/required date. The following is a brief explanation of the various types of requests and criteria:
Complete your form and click on the submit button after reviewing the criteria below:
Purpose: Official decree awarded for exemplary service to the City of Thousand Oaks.
Awarded to: Local resident; organization; business; dignitaries; Councilmembers; Committee/Commission/Board members; City staff (retiring/leaving with at least 5 years of service); retiring public servants; scouts who have obtained the highest honors (Eagle Scout, Gold Award); sports teams or individuals who have won state, regional or national titles; acts of heroism as defined by police, fire, etc.; persons who, at the discretion of the Mayor or City Manager, deserve a commendation for their community contribution; anniversary; significant birthday; member of U.S. Armed Forces who has provided special service; schools named California Distinguished Schools or National Blue Ribbon Schools; to name a few examples.
Questions related to Commendations may be directed to the City Manager’s Office (805) 449-2116 or emailed to City@toaks.org.
Purpose: Generally proclaims certain periods of time (days, weeks or months) in honor of an event or activity promoting health, welfare, heritage of the community (e.g., American Red Cross Month, Ride to Work Week, Arbor/Earth Day).
Questions related to Proclamations may be directed to the City Manager’s Office (805) 449-2116 or emailed to City@toaks.org.
Purpose: To express appreciation for exemplary service rendered to the City of Thousand Oaks when plaques, commendations, proclamations, etc. are not appropriate due to number of persons or the fact that some individuals have already received commendations (e.g., CVUSD retiring teachers, Elks Lodge, Fire, Police, and Honorees).
Awarded to: Individuals
Questions related to Certificates may be directed to the City Manager’s Office (805) 449-2116 or emailed to City@toaks.org.
Brass Leaf Plaques (engraved)
Purpose: To honor local sports teams.
Awarded to: Local sports teams who win a regional (CIF), State, or National title (Plaques are placed on the first floor Bronze Oak Tree).
Questions related to Brass Leaf Plaques may be directed to the City Manager’s Office (805) 449-2116 or emailed to City@toaks.org.
Special Presentations at City Council Meeting
Purpose: To present any type of the above types of recognitions during a City Council meeting. To present the City with an award (e.g. recognition). To present introductory performance for events at the Civic Arts Plaza.
Questions related to Special Presentations at City Council meetings may be directed to Ashley Humes, City Manager's Office, (805) 449-2115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Award Requests