Proclamations & Resolutions
Ocean Shores, WA 2016
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  • PROCLAMATION

    CITY OF OCEAN SHORES, WASHINGTON

    A PROCLAMATION BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OCEAN

    SHORES, WITH THE MAYOR CONCURRING, RECOGNIZING AND

    HONORING THE OCEAN SHORES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, THE

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GENERAL AVIATION, AND COMMEMORATING THE

    BENEFITS THAT LOCAL AVIATION BRINGS TO COMMUNITIES AND

    DECLARING AUGUST 27,2016 AS

    CITY OF OCEAN SHORES GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION DAY

    WHEREAS, general aviation and community airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses, industry, ranches, and farms; and

    WHEREAS, the state of Washington, has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports, and airports operators; and

    WHEREAS, Washington State has 135 public use general aviation airports serving 20,028 and 7, 585 general aviation aircraft. Public use airports support 248, 500 jobs, $15.3 billion in wages, and $50.9 billion in total economic activity; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation plays a vital role in the State’s response to emergencies and natural disasters. The Ocean Shores Municipal Airport’s role will be as a transfer point for medical and supplies for Grays Harbor County Emergency Management and the U.S Department of Defense; and

    WHEREAS, the City of Ocean Shores has operated the Ocean Shores Municipal Airport since we incorporated in the 1970 and the current airport location having been developed in 1978; and

    WHEREAS, The Ocean Shores Municipal Airport brings tourists and visitors to our City, serves and supports PAWS by transporting animals to needed areas, and serves as a transfer point for our Military transport helicopters;

    NOW, THEREFORE, the Ocean Shores City Council, with the Mayor concurring, hereby, proclaim general aviation as a vital resource to the State of Washington and to the City of Ocean Shores and wish to declare August 27, 2016 as General Aviation Appreciation Day.

    PROCLAIMED on this 11th day of July 2016.

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