Proclamations & Resolutions
Arlington, WA 2015
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  • PROCLAMATION
    CITY OF ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON
    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 City of Arlington 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; and

    WHEREAS: Arlington Municipal Airport has 580 aircraft based at the airport with over 133,000 operations in 2013; and

    WHEREAS: General aviation plays a vital role in the State’s response to emergencies and natural disasters; and

    WHEREAS:  Arlington Municipal Airport played a critical role in the rescue and recovery efforts associated with the March 22, 2015 Oso Landslide; 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: Washington is home to 59 charter flight companies, 116 repair stations, and 24 flight schools operating 181 aircraft and providing 360 jobs. In addition, there are 64 fixed-based operators in the state; and

    WHEREAS: many communities in Washington depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists, and visitors to our State; and

    THEREFORE: I, Barbara Tolbert, Mayor of Arlington, Washington do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Arlington, Washington and declare June 2015 to be General Aviation Appreciation Month.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand this day of June 7, 2015.

    Barbara Tolbert, Mayor

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