A PROCLAMATION BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BINGEN, WASHINGTON
DECLARING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 2015, AS GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH
WHEREAS, General aviation and local airports play a critical role in the success of our local businesses and the livelihood of citizens; and
WHEREAS, the economic impact of general aviation is $150 billion and this industry supports over 1.2 million jobs across the country; and
WHEREAS, according to the 2012 Economic Impact Survey conducted by the Washington State Department of Transportation, the aviation industry supports over 248,500 jobs, $15.3 billion in payroll and has an economic impact of $50.9 billion in the State of Washington; and
WHEREAS, within a 25-mile radius of Bingen, general aviation has a local economic impact of over $4.3 billion and supports 88 jobs; and
WHEREAS, the City of Bingen 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 service such as medical care and disaster relief; and
NOW THEREFOR, the City of Bingen, Washington proclaims the month of February, 2015 as
“General Aviation Appreciation Month”
The City of Bingen invites all citizens to recognize this occasion.
SIGNED AND DATED THIS 4TH OF FEBRUARY, 2015.
Betty J. Barnes, Mayor