July 6, 2016

Officials from a dozen cities and towns across the U.S. recently issued proclamations about the value general aviation, including business aviation, brings to their local areas. To date, hundreds of local officials have issued official proclamations about the industry’s to their cities and states.

Here are the latest proclamations:


Proclamations were issued by leaders in Centennial, Denver, Greeley and Sterling, CO. “General aviation and local airports have an economic impact of $1.78 million on the city and county of Denver, while the state of Colorado is home to 61 public-use aviation airports, which serve 17,435 pilots and 5,412 active general aviation aircraft,” said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. View the Denver proclamation. (PDF)

View a proclamation from Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon. (PDF)

View a proclamation from Greeley Mayor Thomas Norton. (PDF)

View a proclamation from Sterling Mayor Dan Torres, Jr. (PDF)


Proclamations were issued by officials in McCall and Pocatello, ID. “The annual economic impact of general aviation in Idaho is over $426 million,” noted Mayor Brian Blad. “Idaho’s general aviation airports created 4,096 jobs annually, with an estimated payroll of $133 million.” View the Pocatello proclamation. (PDF)

View a proclamation from McCall Mayor Jackie Aymon. (PDF)


Mayors of Centralia, DeKalb and Pekin, IL all recently issued proclamations about general aviation. “General aviation supports 42,000 jobs in Illinois, resulting in over $3 billion in labor income,” said Centralia Mayor Tom Ashby. “There are 98 public-use general aviation airports in Illinois. These airports support 14,117 general aviation pilots and 5,661 active general aviation aircraft. View the Centralia proclamation. (PDF)

View a proclamation from DeKalb Mayor John Rey. (PDF)

View a proclamation from Pekin Mayor John McCabe. (PDF)


Henderson, NV Mayor Andy Hafen said, “The city of Henderson, home to the Henderson Executive Airport (HND), has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports.” HND was home to NBAA’s 2015 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) static display of aircraft, and will once again host the convention’s static display in 2017.

View the Henderson proclamation. (PDF)


Mayors of Casper and Cody, WY recently issued proclamations. “According to the Wyoming Aviation Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in the state contribute over $73 million in economic impact annually,” noted Casper Mayor Daniel Sandoval. View the Casper proclamation. (PDF)

View a proclamation from Cody Mayor Nancy Tia Brown. (PDF)