WHEREAS, the Town of Smyrna in the state of Tennessee 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 Smyrna Airport have an immense economic impact on Smryna; and
WHEREAS, Tennessee boasts a robust network of public commercial and general aviation airports, serving more than 12,000 pilots and 4,000 general aviation aircraft; and
WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Tennessee’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, MARY ESTHER REED, Mayor of the Town of Smyrna, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the Town of Smyrna and declare March as GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH in the Town of Smyrna.
PROCLAIMED this 2nd day of March, 2016.
TOWN OF SMYRNA, TENNESSEE
Mary Esther Reed, Mayor