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Abilene Academy Returns in 2021

What is Abilene Academy?

Abilene Academy is an eleven week course designed to show residents how our City government works, develop relationships between citizens and City staff, and identify how residents can become more involved. Abilene Academy works to give our citizens an opportunity to experience City departments from the inside, with a better understanding of their function and how each affects our quality of life.

When will Abilene Academy meet?

All Abilene Academy 2021 Sessions will meet on Mondays from 4:30pm-7:00pm. There will be no class on March 8 for Spring Break.

March 1Introduction to City Government
March 15City Budget
March 22Community Services
March 29Public Works
April 5Transportation
April 12 Planning & Development
April 19Police Department
April 26Water Utilities
May 3Fire Department
May 10Field Day
May 17Health, Animal Services, Economic Development & Graduation

Want to Join?

Fill out an online application.

Individuals who were accepted into Abilene Academy 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19) are welcome to join the 2021 class. Simply re-submit your contact information through the application link (coming soon), and check the box that indicates you were a 2020 class member.

Applications will close December 1, 2020!

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Gain Insight

  • Challenges to City Government
  • Day-to-day Operations
  • Investing Taxpayer Dollars
  • State Mandates

Go Behind the Scenes

  • Abilene Zoo
  • Adventure Cove
  • Airport
  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Street Maintenance
  • Water Treatment Plants
  • and more...