Proclamations & Resolutions
Twin Falls, ID 2016
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    City of Twin Falls, Idaho

    Proclamation

    GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH

    WHEREAS, the City of Twin Falls, in the state of Idaho, has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation and the Magic Valley Regional Airport have an immense economic impact on Twin Falls; and

    WHEREAS, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy, general aviation in Idaho contributes over $1.1 billion to the state’s total economic output; and

    WHEREAS, according to the Idaho Transportation Department, Division of Aeronautics reports that Idaho has 117 public-use general aviation airports. According to FAA data, these airports serve 4,834 pilots and 2966 active general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers Study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy, general aviation supports 7,900 jobs in Idaho, resulting in $342 million in labor income; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Idaho’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, Shawn Barigar, Mayor of the City of Twin Falls, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Twin Falls and declare June as,

    GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH

    in the City of Twin Falls.

    In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused this seal to be affixed.

    Mayor Shawn Barigar

     

     

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