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Applications Now Accepted for 2019 Abilene Academy

Post Date:01/08/2019 1:10 PM

The City of Abilene is pleased to now accept applications for its 2019 Abilene Academy. The ten-session course is a unique opportunity for Abilene citizens to get first-hand exposure to the inner workings of our city, meet the people who keep it running, and see how internal operations affect the way we all live.

“We had an outstanding response to our 2018 Academy, and we are excited to invite folks to apply for this year’s class,” said Deputy City Manager Mindy Patterson. “We can’t wait to provide another group the chance to learn about our city through an unmatched, transformative experience,” said Patterson.

Abilene Academy will meet from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on the following Mondays in 2019:

  • February 18
  • March 4 & 18
  • April 1, 15, & 29
  • May 13
  • June 3 & 17

Saturday, May 18th, the class will also meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a special, hands-on exercise. Graduation will be held during the June 17 meeting.

Abilene Academy is free, with space limited to 25 participants who are 18 years of age or older. Applications are due February 1, 2019. They can be found and submitted at

You can also submit an application by email at, by mail at P.O. Box 60, Abilene, Texas 79604, or in person at 555 Walnut Street, Suite 203.

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