Proclamations & Resolutions
Lewiston, ID 2014
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    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 Idaho has a significant interest in the continued vitality of General Aviation, Aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports and airport operators; and

    WHEREAS, in total, Idaho has 126 public-use airports, serving 5,900 pilots and 2,900 general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, according to the 2010 Idaho Airport System Plan, the economic impact of general aviation in Idaho is over $426 million. The same report found that the total annual economic impact of aviation in Idaho is $2.1 billion. Idaho airports and visitors who arrive by air are responsible for 4% of the state’s estimated Gross Domestic Product (GDP); and

    WHEREAS, According to the Idaho Transportation Department, approximately 23,000 residents of Idaho owe their jobs to the aviation industry, representing 2.9% of all jobs in the state; and

    WHEREAS, The nation’s aviation infrastructure represents an important public benefit and direct Congressional oversight is necessary to ensure stable funding of this system; and

    WHEREAS, organizations like the Idaho Aviation Association, the Alliance for Aviation Across America, National Business Aviation Association, National Association of State Aviation Officials, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and National Air Transportation Association recognize and promote the interests of aviation in Idaho and throughout the world; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation plays a vital role in the state’s response to emergencies and natural disasters; and

    WHERAS, many communities in Idaho depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists and visitors to our state.

    NOW THEREFORE, on behalf of the Lewiston City Council, I, Kim Kleeburg, Mayor of the City of Lewiston, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the State of Idaho and declare June 2014 to be “GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH“.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I HAVE HEREUNTO SET MY HAND AND SEAL OF THE CITY OF LEWISTON, IDAHO TO BE AFFIXED HERETO THIS 9th DAY OF JUNE, 2014.

    JIM KLEEBURG, MAYOR

    LEWISTON, IDAHO

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