The City of Elk Grove and its residents have a long-standing and high regard for those who serve, or have served, in the military. There are an estimated 9,000 veterans who reside in Elk Grove. The Elk Grove City Council approved the creation of a Military Street Banner Program in December 2015 to honor those residents who served in the United States Armed Forces and to promote civic pride.
Retired or honorably discharged members of the United States Armed Forces who reside in Elk Grove, or resided in Elk Grove and are now deceased, are eligible for the program.
The Elk Grove City Council has designated the use of 62 light poles located on Elk Grove Boulevard and Civic Center Drive between Big Horn Boulevard and Laguna Springs Drive and on Bruceville Road between Civic Center Drive and Elk Grove Boulevard for the purposes of this program. Available space is determined on a first-come, first-served basis among qualified applicants. All banner locations shall be determined solely by the City. A banner sponsor cannot select a specific location.
Banners will be installed on a schedule determined by the City in conjunction with a vendor selected by the City through a competitive bid process.
Banner Style and Display
Double-sided, full color, 30" x 96" custom digital banners that include an image of the honoree will be displayed for 12 months. Upon removal, the banner will be retired and given to the honoree or honoree's family.
An official military portrait of the honoree is suggested for this purpose. If such an image is not available, an image of the honoree void of other people or objects can be provided. A high resolution JPG or PNG digital image (600 dpi or greater) is preferred. A high resolution 5" x 7" or larger portrait style photo will be accepted in lieu of a digital image. Original photos will not be returned.
Waiver and Limitations
The City of Elk Grove is not responsible for replacing banners that are stolen, damaged, or destroyed due to age, vandalism, or any acts of nature including high winds. Any loss or damage to an installed banner will be handled at the discretion of the City.
One banner per service member installed throughout a 12 month period. Installation and removal of the banners are at the City's discretion.
Sponsor a Banner
Customized military street banners are funded through private donations. Banners may be sponsored by individuals or organizations. The cost of each banner is$150.00(including installation and removal). Please complete the Sponsor Information below. City staff will follow up for full payment at the time of the application acceptance.
A certificate commemorating your sponsorship will be sent at the time of the banner installation.
Submit an Application
As an ongoing program, applications will be accepted year-round. Please complete the application form with the following supporting documentation:
- Proof of residency for the service member (i.e. copy of utility bill or driver's license) or in lieu of Elk Grove residency
- (New) Proof of previous Elk Grove residency; or
- (New) Proof of involvement with an Elk Grove service organization; or
- (New) Proof of attending school in Elk Grove; and
- Verification of active duty dates (i.e. copy of military orders or military ID)
- Honorable discharge or retirement papers with SSN redacted
- High Resolution digital image 600dpi or greater or 5 x 7 photograph of honoree in official uniform
Once the application is approved, City staff will notify the applicant, process the sponsor payment, and produce the banner.