WHEREAS, the City of Henderson, home to the Henderson Executive Airport (HND), has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports; and,
WHEREAS, general aviation and the Henderson Executive Airport have an immense economic impact on the City of Henderson; and,
WHEREAS, Clark County Department of Aviation invested over $30 million in the Henderson Executive Airport to create a premier corporate aviation facility catering to business aviation while continuing to meet the needs of the general aviation community; and,
WHEREAS, Nevada is home to 49 public-use airports, which serve 6,811 pilots and 2,246 active general aviation aircraft and is home to 31 fixed-based operators, 31 repair stations, 139 heliports, 5 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,096 flight students and 1,341 flight instructors, with Nevada’s general aviation airports supporting a total economic output of over $275 million; and,
WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Nevada’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law-enforcement, firefighting, disaster relief, and by transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely; and
WHEREAS, as America’s Premier Community, the City of Henderson has the mission to provide services and resources that enhance the quality of life to those who live, learn, work and play in our city;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Andy Hafen, as Mayor of the City of Henderson do hereby proclaim the month of June 2016 as
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH
in recognition of general aviation being a vital strategic resource supporting the City of Henderson priority to ensure long-term financial resiliency.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the City of Henderson, Nevada, to be affixed this first day of June 2016.