SCR 10: Proclaiming Alaska Aerospace Day at the state capitol.
00 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 10 01 Proclaiming Alaska Aerospace Day at the state capitol. 02 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 WHEREAS the Aerospace States Association is a nonpartisan organization of 04 lieutenant governors, governor-appointed delegates, and associate members from aerospace 05 organizations and academia, representing states' interests in federal aerospace and aviation 06 policy development; the association advocates on behalf of all 50 states for research and 07 design funding, workforce training, economic development in aerospace and aviation, 08 excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and keeping 09 states competitive in a global marketplace; and 10 WHEREAS the Aerospace States Association brings together aviation and space 11 interests across each state to educate state legislators on issues specific to their state and 12 provide networking opportunities to grow jobs and expand economic development; as leaders 13 in state governments, the association not only affects policy at the state level, but also at the 14 federal level, by informing congressional delegations on aerospace priorities; and 15 WHEREAS the Aerospace States Association is committed to enacting state-based 16 initiatives to strengthen the nation's leadership in aviation and aerospace, supporting the
01 aerospace and aviation industries in all 50 states to strengthen state economies, inspiring a 02 younger generation to innovate, explore, and build, educating young Americans to lead the 03 world in science, technology, math, and engineering, and linking the global community in 04 peace and commerce via air travel; and 05 WHEREAS the Alaska chapter of the Aerospace States Association serves as a key 06 resource for state policymakers and a repository of information for the state's aerospace 07 community and connection to state government and the national association; the Alaska 08 chapter also provides networking opportunities for companies and economic development 09 offices; and 10 WHEREAS, by proclaiming Alaska Aerospace Day at the state capitol, the legislature 11 intends 12 (1) for the state to advance its aerospace community and facilitate statewide 13 economic development; and 14 (2) to invite the Alaska chapter of the Aerospace States Association to host at 15 least one aerospace education event for the legislature in March 2022, with the objective of 16 educating legislators on the needs and opportunities of the aviation and aerospace community 17 in the state; 18 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature proclaims Alaska Aerospace 19 Day be held at the state capitol in March 2022 on a date selected by the lieutenant governor; 20 and be it 21 FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature encourages that Alaska 22 Aerospace Day be observed at the state capitol through industry networking, policy 23 development, educational discussions, and focused events involving state elected and other 24 government officials.