OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
WHEREAS, the City of Nampa, in the state of Idaho, has a significant interested in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organization and community airports; and
WHEREAS, general aviation and the Nampa Municipal Airport have an immense economic impact on Nampa; and
WHEREAS, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy, general aviation in Idaho contributes over $1.1 billion to the state’s total economic output; and
WHEREAS, the Idaho Transportation Department, Division of Aeronautics reports that Idaho has 117 public-use general aviation airports. According to FAA data, these airports serve 4,834 pilots and 2,966 active general aviation aircraft; and
WHEREAS, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy, general aviation supports 7,900 jobs in Idaho, resulting in $342 million in labor income; and
WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Idaho’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, Robert L. Henry, Mayor of the City of Nampa, Idaho, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Nampa and declare October as
“GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH”
in the City of Nampa.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my
hand and caused the Great Seal of the city of Nampa to
be affixed this 6th day o October in the year of our Lord
two thousand sixteen.