Maryland General Aviation Appreciation Month 2016
WHEREAS, the Town of Easton in the State of Maryland has a significant interest in the continued vitality of genera aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions,aviation organization and community airports; and
WHEREAS, General aviation and the Easton Airport have an immense economic on Easton; and
WHEREAS , a 2015 Maryland Economic Impact of Airports study found that general aviation airports in Maryland supports more than $704 million in business-generated revenue; and
WHEREAS , the Stale of Maryland has 35 public-use genera l aviation airports, serving 7,782 pilots and 2,774 active general aviation aircraft. General aviation airports support 6,317 jobs
across the state; and
WHEREAS , General aviation not only supports Maryland’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical healthcare services, law enforcement, firefighting and disaster relief, and by transporting business travelers lo their destinations quickly
and safely; and
WHEREAS, the nation’s infra structure represents an important public benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Robert C. Willey, Mayor of the City of Easton, do hereby Proclaim General Aviation a vital strategic resource to the Town of Easton and declare September, 2016 as
General Aviation Appreciation Month
In Maryland, and do commend this celebratio n lo all of our citizens.
In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and caused the Seal or the Town of Easton, Maryland to be affixed this thirteenth day of September in the year of our Lord two thousand and sixteen.
Robert C. Willey, Mayor