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GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH 2020
WHEREAS, the County of Lenawee in the state of Michigan 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 Lenawee County Airport have an immense economic impact on the County of Lenawee; and
WHEREAS, general aviation airports in the state of Michigan support over $5.2 billion in total economic output.; and
WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Michigan’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law enforcement, fire-fighting and disaster relief, investments in sustainable fuels and technologies, and by transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely; and
WHEREAS, these aircraft and our network of airports represent a national public benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place of this system to ensure that it remains a public system and serves communities of all sizes; and
WHEREAS, general aviation has been deeply impacted the COVID-19 pandemic, causing an impact on operations, jobs, and dependent industries, sectors and communities; and
WHEREAS, general aviation stands to be at the forefront of the overall economic recovery; and
WHEREAS, the United States faces a shortage of aviation professionals, leaders should invest in this critical infrastructure to ensure future economic growth and our next generation of aviation professionals and pilots; and
NOW THEREFORE, the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners does hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic asset to the County of Lenawee and declare September as GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH in the County of Lenawee.
PASSED BY ROLL CALL VOTE of the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners at a regular meeting held Wednesday, September 9, 2020, in Adrian, Michigan.