WHEREAS, General Aviation and Community Airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses and farms; and
WHEREAS, General Aviation play a vital role in the State’s response to emergencies and natural disasters; and
WHEREAS, Montana’s airport support 18,750 jobs, which represents 4% of total jobs in the state; and
WHEREAS, many communities in Montana depend heavily on General Aviation and Community Airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists, and visitors to our State.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael J. Winters, Mayor of the City of Great Falls, Montana, do hereby proclaim August, 2014, as
General Aviation Appreciation Month
and urge all citizens to recognize the vital strategic resource that General Aviation is to our community and our State.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereto set my hand and cause the Great Seal of the City to be affixed this 19th day of August, 2014.
Michael J. Winters, Mayor