Brookings, South Dakota
WHEREAS, General aviation and Brookings Regional Airport play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses; and
WHEREAS, The City of Brookings has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, public airports and airport operators; and
WHEREAS, General aviation contributes to Brooking’s economy and medical care, and boosts economic development for Brookings and surrounding communities; and
WHEREAS, General aviation is integral to the city’s response to emergencies and natural disasters, as well as a key component of business at Rapid City Regional Airport; and
WHEREAS, Brookings depends heavily on general aviation and Brookings Regional Airport for the continued flow of commerce, tourists, and visitors to our city and state; 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.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tim Reed, Mayor of the City of Brookings, State of South Dakota, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the State of South Dakota and declare August 2015 to be:
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the City of Brookings, this month of August, 2015.
Tim Reed, Mayor