Proclamations & Resolutions
New Mexico, August 2010
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    WHEREAS, the great State of New Mexico has a vested significant interes in the health and economic vitality of general aviation, commercial aviation, manufacturing, industry, vendors and contractors, educational institutions, and aviation organizations; and

    WHEREAS, with 51 publicly-owned airports and more than 4,000 general aviation pilots, general aviation aircraft support a variety of functions vital to New Mexico, including mobility for businesses, tourism, aviation training, agricultural applications, and police and fire protection; and

    WHEREAS, aviation in New Mexico supports nearly 48,800 jobs and generates $1.3 billion in payroll annually, and produces a total of $3.2 billion in annual economic activity; and

    WHEREAS, given our State’s size an geography, many businesses and communities depend upon general aviation aircraft and small aircraft of all types for mobility, access to medical treatment, economic opportunity, disaster relief, search and rescue and a wide range of critical resources; and

    WHEREAS, New Mexico is an aviation and aerospace-friendly State which has a strong and supportive community that include the New Mexico Pilots Association, the New Mexico Aviation and Aerospace Association, and the New Mexico Airport Managers Association; and

    WHEREAS, many New Mexico communities depend on the continued flow of tourists and visitors who come to enjoy the resources and recreational activities available in the Land of Enchantment via private aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, New Mexico takes pride in its role as a leader in the fields of aviation and aerospace with the construction of Spaceport America, which will launch the first commercial passenger space flight in the United States;

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bill Richardson, Governor of the State of New Mexico, do hereby proclaim September 2010 as:

    “Aviation and Aerospace Appreciation Month”

    throughout the State of New Mexico

    Done at the Executive Office this 2nd day of August, 2010

    Witness my hand and the Great Seal of the Great State of New Mexico

    Bill Richardson

    Mary Herrera
    Secretary of State

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