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City Council Invocation Volunteer Request Form

  1. Preferred method of contact
  2. Council Meeting Invocation Procedures

    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.

    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.

    Selection of volunteer prayer/invocation givers shall be nondiscriminatory 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.

    The City Clerk will contact you regarding available dates.

  3. Disclaimer and Electronic Signature*

    By checking the "I Agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) you understand this form may be made available for public inspection, including inspection by member of the press and media; 2) this form will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document; 3) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature; 4) you are a resident of the City of Kennewick, and 5) you understand the procedures stated above.

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