OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
General Aviation Appreciation Month 2016
WHEREAS, the City of Covington in the State of Tennessee has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organization and community airports; and
WHEREAS, General aviation and the Covington Municipal Airport have an immense economic on Covington; and
WHEREAS, Tennessee boasts a robust network of 79 public commercial and general aviation airports, serving more than 12,000 pilots and 4,000 general aviation aircraft; and
WHEREAS, General aviation not only supports Tennessee’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical healthcare services, law enforcement, firefighting and disaster relief, and by transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely; and
WHEREAS, The nation’s infrastructure represents an important public benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Justin Hanson, Mayor of the City of Covington, do hereby Proclaim General Aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Covington and declare July, 2016 as
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH
In the City of Covington, Tennessee.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
And caused this seal to be affixed.