Proclamations & Resolutions
South Dakota, June 2016
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  • EXECUTIVE PROCLAMATION

    STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

    OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

    Whereas, The state of South Dakota has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, public airports, and airport operators; and,

    Whereas, The South Dakota Department of Transportation has 70 public-use airports across the state, serving 2,213 pilots and over 1,478 general aviation aircrafts; and,

    Whereas, General aviation contributes to the state’s economy, medical care, transports goods to Native American reservations, supports forest fire fighting, and boosts economic development for small communities; and,

    Whereas, From the 2010 State Aviation System Plan, avition supports nearly $791 million in business sales, including over $250 million in personal income and over 7,000 jobs; and,

    Whereas, General aviation is integral to the state’s response to emergencies and natural disasters, as well as a key component of business at South Dakota’s commercial airports; and,

    Whereas, The nation’s aviation infrastructure represents an important public benefit, and direct Congressional oversight is necessary to ensure stable funding of this system; and,

    Whereas, The communities within South Dakota depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourism, and visitors to our state;

    Now, Therefore, I, Dennis Daugaard, Governor of the state of South Dakota, do hereby proclaim June 2016 as

    GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH

    in South Dakota.

    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and

    caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of South

    Dakota, in Pierre, the Capital City, this Twentieth Day of May

    in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.

    Dennis Daugaard, Governor

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