General Aviation Appreciation Month 2016
WHEREAS: Ocean City, Maryland has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organization and community airports; and
WHEREAS, General aviation and the Ocean City Municipal Airport have an immense economic effect on Ocean City; and
WHEREAS, A 2015 Maryland Economic Impact of Airports study found that general aviation airports in Maryland support more than $704 million in business-generated revenue; and
WHEREAS, The State of Maryland ha s 35 public-use general aviation airports, serving 7,782 pilots and 2,774 active general aviation aircraft. General aviation airports support 6,317 jobs across the state; and
WHEREAS, General aviation not only supports Mary land’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical healthcare services, law enforcement, firefighting and disaster relief, and by transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely, and
WHEREAS, The nation’s infrastructure represents an important public benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard W. Meehan, Mayor of Ocean City, Maryland, do hereby proclaim General Aviation a vital strategic resource to Ocean City and declare the month of September 2016 as GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH in Ocean City.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland to be affixed this 1 st day of September in the year of Our Lord two thousand and sixteen.
RICHARD W. MEEHAN