Proclamations & Resolutions
Washington County, MD 2016
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  • General Aviation Appreciation Month

    September 2016

    WHEREAS, Washington County in the State of Maryland has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organization and community airports; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation and the Hagerstown Regional Airport have an immense economic impact on Washington County; and

    WHEREAS, a 2015 Maryland Economic Impact of Airports Study found that general aviation airports in Maryland support more than $704 million in business-generated revenue; and

    WHEREAS, the State of Maryland has 35 public-use general aviation airports, serving 7,782 pilots and 2,774 active general aviation aircrafts. General aviation airports support 6,317 jobs across the state; and

    WHEREAS, General aviation not only support Maryland’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical 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: We the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, do hereby proclaim SEPTEMBER 2016 as GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH in Maryland, and do commend this celebration to all of our citizens

    Awarded 13th day of September, 2016

    BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND

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