The Gary Crusader
Aviation Group Fetes Gary Mayor
June 19, 2014
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  • Alliance for Aviation Across America recently commended Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Indiana for proclaiming June “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Indiana, general aviation contributes over $5.8 billion annually to the state’s economy, and supports over 32,000 jobs statewide.

    “Mayor Freeman-Wilson’s proclamation helps educate the public about the essential services and economic benefits that general aviation provides to Gary and the state of Indiana,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We sincerely thank Mayor Freeman-Wilson and the city of Gary for recognizing this vital industry.”

    Freeman-Wilson spearheaded the $100 million Gary-Chicago International Airport public priviate partnership (P3).

    Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of more than 6,300 individuals representing businesses, agricultural groups, FBO’s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support the interest of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.