WHEREAS: general aviation and community airports play an important role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses and farms; and
WHEREAS: the State of Illinois has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, community airports and airport operators; and
WHEREAS: according to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics, there are 98 public-use general aviation airports in Illinois, supporting more than 14,000 general aviation pilots and more than 5,600 aircraft; and
WHEREAS: many communities in Illinois support general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, aviation education, and travel for tourists and visitors to our state; and
WHEREAS: Macomb and the surrounding area have been served for nearly five decades by the Macomb Municipal Airport which has been frequently recognized as an “Outstanding General Aviation Airport.”
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael J. Inman, Mayor of the City of Macomb, Illinois do hereby proclaim the month of June 2016 as:
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH IN MACOMB
and urge all citizens to join me in recognizing the important role of aviation in our local communities.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and
caused the Great Seal of the City of Macomb Illinois,
to be affixed this 23rd day in the month of April, in the
Year of Our Lord 2016.