GENERAL AVIATION AND COMMUNITY AIRPORT MONTH
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, the State of Maryland has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institituions, aviation organizations, community airports, and airport operators; and,
Whereas, a 2015 Maryland Economic Impact of Airports study found that general aviation airports in Maryland support 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 2,774 active general aviation aircraft. General aviation airports support 6,317 jobs across the state; and,
Whereas, Hagerstown is proud to be home to the Hagerstown Regional Airport. In 1928, Kreider-Reisner purchased 60 acres of the farm owned by Robert and Emma Brumbaugh which became home to the City of Hagerstown Airport. The property, now known as Hagerstown Regional Airport, is located approximately three miles north of Hagerstown has grown in size over the years. It is among the oldest continuously operating airports in history; and,
Whereas, Hagerstown is proud to play a role in aviation history as well as provide both public and private aviation services to the community.
Now, therefore, be it resolved that with the support of the City Council, I, David S. Gysberts, Mayor of the City of Hagerstown, Maryland, do hereby proclaim and recognize September, 2015, to be General Aviation and Community Airport Month.
THE CITY OF HAGERSTOWN
David S. Gysberts