Office of the Mayor
Whereas, The City of Manitowoc in the State of Wisconsin 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 local airports, including Manitowoc County Airport, have an immense economic impact on the City of Manitowoc; and
Whereas, Wisconsin is home to 131 public-use airports that serve 9,503 pilots and 5,694 active general aviation aircraft; and
Whereas, a general aviation contributes an annual economic impact of $694 million to Wisconsin’s economy and supports 9,390 jobs; and
Whereas, general aviation not only supports Wisconsin’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law enforcement, firefighting, disaster relief, and 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 and is a vital strategic resource tot he City of Manitowoc.
Now, therefore, I Justin M. Nickels, Mayor of the City of Manitowoc, State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim the week of July 28th, 2014 to August 3, 2014 to be
General Aviation Appreciation Week
in the City of Manitowoc and encourage the community to join in this observance and get involved in this effort.
Signed and sealed this 24th day of
July,Two Thousand and Fourteen