A PROCLAMATION IN HONOR OF A SPECIAL EVENT
On the occasion of the General Aviation Appreciation month, February 2016, this Proclamation is issued FOR
WHEREAS, city of Fort Smith has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, air craft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports; AND
WHEREAS, general aviation and the Fort Smith Regional Airport have a positive economic impact in Fort Smith; AND
WHEREAS, according to the FAA, Arkansas has 91 public use airports, which serve 5, 048 pilots and 3,053 active general aviation aircraft; AND
WHEREAS, the Arkansas State of Airport System Plan state that the general aviation airports in Arkansas support an economic value of more than $494 million annually; AND
WHEREAS, general aviation helps improve overall quality of life by providing emergency medical and healthcare services, law enforcement, firefighting and disaster relief, and by transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely; SO
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sandy Sanders, Mayor of the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas, do hereby proclaim the Month of February, 2016 as
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH
in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set forth my hand and cause the Seal of the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas to be affixed this month of February, 2016.
Sandy Sanders, Mayor