City of Cumberland
WHEREAS, The City of Cumberland in the State of Maryland 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 Washington Executive Airport have an immense economic impact on Cumberland; and
WHEREAS, A 2015 Maryland economic Impact of Airports study found that general aviation airports in Maryland supports more than $704 million in business-generated revenue; and
WHEREAS, The State of Maryland has 35 public-use general aviation airports, serving 7,782 pilots and 3,774 active general aviation aircraft. General aviation airports support 6,317 jobs across the state; and
WHEREAS, General aviation not only supports Maryland’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, the Mayor and City Council of Cumberland, do hereby proclaim the month of September, 2016 in the City of Cumberland as
“GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH”
Given under our Hands and Seals this 23rd Day of September, in the Year 2016, with the Corporate Seal of the City of Cumberland Hereto Attached, Duly Attested by the City Clerk.