Office of the Mayor
WHEREAS: the City of Ruston in the state of Louisiana 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 local airports, including Ruston Regional Airport, have an immense economic impact on the City of Ruston; and,
WHEREAS, Louisiana is home to 62 public-use airports, which serve 5,696 pilots and 3,264 active general aviation aircraft; and
WHEREAS: general aviation not only supports Louisiana’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
THEREFORE, I, RONNY WALKER, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Ruston and declare March 2015 to be:
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused this seal to be affixed.