Proclamations & Resolutions
Longmont, CO 2016
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  • A PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING

    THE MONTH OF JUNE 2016

    AS

    GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH

    IN LONGMONT, COLORADO

    WHEREAS, the City of Longmont in the state of Colorado has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational intuitions, aviation organizations and community airports; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation and the Vance Brand Airport have an immense economic impact on the City of Longmont; and

    WHEREAS, Colorado is home to 61 public-use general aviation airports, which serve 17,435 pilots and 5,412 active general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, Colorado is home to 70 fixed-based operators, 71 repair stations, 447 heliports, nine FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,817 flight students and 3,528 flight instructors; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation in Colorado contributes over $2.4 billion to the state’s economy; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Colorado’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, Dennis L. Coombs, Mayor, by virtue of the authority vested in me and the City Council of the City of Longmont, do hereby proclaim the month of June 2016 as “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in Longmont and invite all to recognize the importance of the Vance Brand Airport and want to raise awareness about its role in our community.

    Dennis L. Coombs, Mayor

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