Invocation Protocol

Highlighting significant decisions
In 2009, Town Council approved beginning each regular business meeting with an invocation to highlight the significance of the Council’s deliberations and decisions. 
  • Spiritual leaders from all faiths, beliefs and religious perspectives are welcome
  • Substantially equal opportunity to give the invocation on a rotating basis
  • Group represented by the speaker has a place of public assembly
  • In the absence of a spiritual leader, a Councilmember may give a general invocation
Guidelines for content  
  • Invocation should be brief (one to two minutes maximum)
  • Invocation should be positive and respectful of the diverse religious and spiritual makeup of the community and Council audience
  • Invocation should refrain from addressing items on the Council agenda