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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Volunteer Invocation

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Beginning November 1, 2022, the City Council will begin each regular city council meeting with one invocation presented by a volunteer resident of the City of Kennewick.

The invocation will be at the opening and ceremonial portion of the agenda preceding all legislative business. The regular meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month and begin at 6:30 p.m. excluding any holidays.

Interested volunteer prayer/invocation givers must be a resident of the City of Kennewick.

Please contact the City Clerk to schedule a date. You may contact the City Clerk using any of the following options:


Phone:   (509) 585-4723

Invocation Volunteer Request Online Form

Invocation Regulations:

  • Invocations shall be scheduled on a first come first served basis. Preference shall be given to persons who have not yet given an invocation over persons who have already done so.
  • Invocation givers are limited to two regular meetings per year.
  • The selection of volunteer prayer/invocation givers shall be non-discriminatory and the contents of the invocation may be dictated by the beliefs of the individual offering the invocation.
  • The invocation should not exceed sixty (60) seconds.
  • No city employee or elected official, or anyone in attendance shall be required to participate in an invocation.
  • Persons scheduled should not request those present at the meeting stand for the invocation.
  • No compensation shall be given for providing an invocation, nor shall any fee be required to participate.

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