Lynn Beard

Lynn Beard

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All City Council Members serve the City of Abilene at large.

Goals for Abilene

The positive reverberations of economic security cannot be overstated. An aggressive economic development strategy that leads to an expanding job market is good for Abilenians. This is my primary goal. The effects of Abilenians obtaining well paying jobs touches almost every aspect of our economy and results in a stronger foundation for our city. An economically secure environment must have robust public safety measures, zoning and ordinance structures that promote development, a well maintained infrastructure, and high caliber quality of life activities.


  • General Manager-Abilene Aero, Inc
  • The fixed based operator (FBO) at Abilene Regional Airport, in continuous operation since 1968
  • Lieutenant, Abilene Police Department, Retired (1998-2018)


  • Wylie High School
  • Hardin Simmons University
  • Cisco College
  • Certified Public Manager, State of Texas
  • Graduate-Leadership Command College-Sam Houston State University

Community Activities

  • Member-Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee-City of Abilene
  • Elder-Beltway Park Church
  • Past Board Member-Regional Victims’ Crisis Center
  • Past Board Member-Ben Richey Boy’s Ranch
  • Command Pilot, Angel Flight South Central
  • Early Head Start/Head Start-Health Services Advisory Committee
  • President, Executive Board of Directors, Regional Victims’ Crisis Center
  • Vice Chair/PIO-Taylor County Child Fatality Review Team
  • Member-Editorial and Advisory Board-Abilene Reporter News
  • Member-Citizen’s Review Team-Child Protective Services/DFPS
  • Board Member-Champion for Children’s Conference
  • Volunteer Trainer-Regional Victims’ Crisis Center
  • Coordinator-Taylor County Sexual Assault Response Team
  • Secretary, Executive Board of Directors, Regional Victims’ Crisis Center


  • 2010 Regional Victim Crisis Center-Men of Strength and Style Honoree
  • 2018 Regional Victim Crisis Center-Jay Hatcher Award Winner
  • Meritorious Conduct Bar
  • Master Marksman Bar
  • Commendation Bar
  • Police Training Supervisor Bar

Hobbies & Interests

  • Avid daily reader
  • Guitar and mandolin-anything related to music (I have a great record collection)
  • Photography
  • Genealogy
  • Aviation (Commercially licensed pilot)


  • Spouse: Melinda Beard
  • Children: Meagan, Lane, Savoy
  • Grandchildren: None yet!