CITY OF LEBANON
BY THE MAYOR
WHEREAS, The City of Lebanon in the State of Tennessee 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 Lebanon Municipal Airport have an immense economic impact on Lebanon; and
WHEREAS, Tennessee boasts a robust network of 79 public commercial and general aviation airports, serving more than 12,000 pilots and 4,000 general aviation aircraft; and
WHEREAS, General aviation not only supports Tennessee’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law enforcement, firefighting and disaster relief, and by transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely; and
WHEREAS, The nation’s aviation infrastructure represents an important public benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Philip Craighead, Mayor of the City of Lebanon, Tennessee, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Lebanon and declare the month of March 2016 as:
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH
Philip Craighead, Mayor
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the official seal of the City of Lebanon, Tennessee, this 24th day of February 2016.