Learn about your local government. Build a stronger community. Make a difference.

Abilene Academy is now accepting applications! 

Abilene Academy is a ten 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.

Gain Insight

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

Go Behind the Scenes

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

Class Dates

Mondays from 4:30pm - 7:00pm

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

Saturday from 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • May 18 (hands-on exercise)