Proclamations & Resolutions
Owatonna, MN 2015
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    WHEREAS, The City of Owatonna in the State of Minnesota 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 Owatonna Degner Regional Airport has an immense economic impact on the city of Owatonna; and

    WHEREAS, Minnesota is home to 153 public-use airports, which serve 12,478 pilots and 4,365 active general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, Minnesota is home to 109 fixed-base operators, 51 repair stations, 522 heliports, 11 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,933 flight students and 2,500 flight instructors; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation in Minnesota contributes over $5.3 billion to the state’s economy annually; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Minnesota’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law-enforcement, firefighting, 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;

    THEREFORE, I, Thomas Kunz, Mayor of Owatonna, Minnesota, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Owatonna and declare October 2015 to be


    Dated this 6th day of October, 2015.

    Thomas A. Kuntz, Mayor

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