Proclamations & Resolutions
Maryland, September 2010
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  • The State of Maryland

    Proclamation

    From the Governor of the State of Maryland

    GENERAL AVIATION AND COMMUNITY AIRPORT MONTH SEPTEMBER 2010

    WHEREAS, General Aviation and Community Airports play a critical role in both the lives of our citizens, businesses and farms; and

    WHEREAS, the State of Maryland has 36 public-use airports, serving 8,161 pilots and 3,462 general aviation aircraft. In Maryland, more than 104,000 jobs are related to Aviation; and

    WHEREAS, General aviation airports generated business revenue in excess of $501 million and contributed State and local taxes in excess of $40 million. Maryland receives $2.1 billion annually, or $381 per person, from general aviation; and

    WHEREAS, Many communities in Maryland depend heavily on the continued flow of tourist and visitors who come to our State to enjoy our natural resources, from the beaches of Eastern Shore to the mountains of Western Maryland via private aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, Maryland’s airports and general aviation community are national leaders in security, environmental policy and innovation; and

    WHEREAS, Given our state’s geography, a great many businesses and communities depend upon General Aviation aircraft and small aircraft of all types for access to medical treatment, mobility, economic opportunity, disaster relief and a wide range of critical resources; and

    WHEREAS, General aviation aircraft usage by businesses from technology to agricultural to global enterprises in Maryland is a vital part of the future prosperity of the State;

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, MARTIN O’MALLEY, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, do proclaim SEPTEMBER 2010 as GENERAL AVIATION AND COMMUNITY AIRPORT MONTH in Maryland, and do commend this celebration to all of our citizens.

    Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland this 1st day of September Two thousand and ten

    Martin O’Malley
    Governor