Proclamations & Resolutions
Fairmont, WV 2016
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    WHEREAS, West Virginia General Aviation and local airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, businesses, communities, and the State of West Virginia; and

    WHEREAS, General Aviation in West Virginia contributes over $616 million or $333 per capita, to the State’s economy; and

    WHEREAS, West Virginia has 32 public airports serving more than 2,200 pilots and 1,370 General Aviation Aircrafts; and

    WHEREAS, General Aviation benefits West Virginia through corporate, private, charter, and air taxi travel; shipping and express air freight services; firefighting; public safety and law enforcement; weather and traffic reporting; and recreation and tourism; and

    WHEREAS, General Aviation plays a vital role in the State’s response to natural disasters, medical emergencies, search and rescue operations, and a wide range of critical resources; and

    WHEREAS, West Virginia has a significant interest in the continued vitality of General Aviation, the aerospace industry, West Virginia airports, aircraft manufacturing and repair stations, and aviation education; and

    WHEREAS, West Virginia provide access for businesses and tourists to isolated areas, enabling businesses to remain part of the Nation’s Air Transportation System and connected to the world’s global marketplace; and

    WHEREAS, the use of General Aviation by businesses and farms in West Virginia is directly tied to the future growth and prosperity of the State.

    NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved that I, Ronald J. Straight, Sr., Mayor of Fairmont, WV, do hereby proclaim January 2016 as:


    in the Mountain State and encourage all citizens to recognize the vital strategic resource that aviation is in West Virginia.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the City of Fairmont to be affixed this, the 8th day of January, 2016.

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