WHEREAS, the City of Boca Raton has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports; and
WHEREAS, general aviation and the Boca Raton Airport have an immense economic impact on our City; and
WHEREAS, Florida’s general aviation and community airports accommodate more than 9 million visitors and business travelers annually and are home to more than 6% of the nation’s entire general aviation fleet; and
WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Florida’s economy, it improves the overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law enforcement, firefighting and disaster relief, as well as by transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Susan Haynie, Mayor of the City of Boca Raton, Florida, do hereby proclaim April 2016 as
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH
in Boca Raton and, in so doing, recognize general aviation as a vital. strategic resource for the State of Florida and the City of Boca Raton.
April 1, 2016