Proclamations & Resolutions
Odessa, WA 2016
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  • Town of ODESSA, Washington

    Odessa, WA General Aviation Proclamation

    WHEREAS, the Town of Odessa, in the state of Washington, 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 the Odessa Municipal Airport have an immense economic impact on Odessa; and

    WHEREAS, according to the WSDOT Aviation Division, Washington is home to 123 public-use general aviation airports. According to the FAA, Washington airports serve 18,753 pilots and 7,249 active general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, according to the Aviation Economic Impact Study, airports in Washington support 248,000 jobs, a payroll of $15.3 billion and $50.9 billion in economic activity; and

    WHEREAS, according to the Merge Global Report, general aviation in Washington contributes more than $3.1 billion to the state’s economy; and

    WHEREAS, according to the Washington Aviation Economic Impact Study, Washington’s 8 seaplane bases support an economic output of approximately $3 million annually; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Washington’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, Lois Hubbard, Mayor of Town of Odessa, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the Town of Odessa and declare August as

    “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

    in the Town of Odessa.

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