Proclamations & Resolutions
Anacortes, WA 2014
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    General Aviation Appreciation Month

    WHEREAS General aviation and community airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses, industry, ranches, and farms; and

    WHEREAS The state of Washington has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, community airports, and airport operators; and

    WHEREAS Washington State has 135 public use airports serving 20,028 pilots and 7,585 general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS Public use airports support 248,500 jobs, $15.3 billion in wages, and $50.9 billion in total economic activity, Washington is home to 59 charter flight companies, 116 repair stations, and 24 flight schools operating 181 aircraft and providing 360 jobs with 64 fixed-based operators in the state; and

    WHEREAS according to a 2006 Merge Global stud, annually general aviation accounts for $3.18 billion in economic impact and supports 7,615 jobs in the state of Washington within a 25 mile radius of Anacortes, general aviation has a local economic impact of over $125 million and supports over 1800 jobs; and

    WHEREAS the City of Anacortes and the state of Washington have a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation as a resource that drives economic growth for our community’s farms, and sustains critical services such as medical care and disaster relief.

    NOW THEREFORE, I , Laurie Gere, Mayor of the City of Anacortes, do hereby proclaim June 2014 as

    General Aviation Appreciation Month

    in the City of Anacortes, and invite all citizens to recognize this occasion.

    Signed this 7th day of July 2014


    Laurie Gere, Mayor

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