City Council

Meetings

  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays during the months of January - September
  • 1st and 3rd Thursdays during the months of October - December
  • First meeting of the month begins at 8:30 am, and second meeting of the month begins at 4:30 pm.
  • Council Chambers
    2nd Floor, City Hall
    555 Walnut Street
    Abilene, TX 79601
  • At times, the Mayor and City Council meet in a special session to discuss urgent matters.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members


Mayor Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

Mayor

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Shane Price

Shane Price

Place 1

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Jack Rentz

Jack Rentz

Plane 2

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Donna Albus

Donna Albus

Place 3

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Weldon Hurt

Weldon W. Hurt

Place 4

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Kyle McAlister

Kyle McAlister

Place 5

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Travis Craver

Travis Craver

Place 6

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About the Council

Six City Councilors represent each of six places in the city (three north of South 1st Street and three south of South 1st) but are elected and serve at-large, representing all the citizens of Abilene. Councilors serve staggered three-year terms with two members up for reelection each year.

Term Limits

The Mayor is also elected at large and also serves a three-year term. There are no term limits for either the Council or the Mayor.

Legislative & Policy-Making Body of the City of Abilene

The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body of the City of Abilene, a home-rule city, operating under the authority of the city charter, adopted in 1962. The council enacts legislation, adopts the budget, sets the tax rate, determines policies, approves the Mayor's appointment of the City Manager, City Secretary, City Attorney, Municipal Court Judge, and all Boards and Commissions members.

Setting Policies

The Council receives information from the following groups to decide issues and set policy:

  • Decisions and advice from City Boards and Commissions
  • Inquiries and information from citizens
  • Professional advisers/consultants as needed
  • Recommendations from City staff based upon study and analysis