Brian Yates

Brian Yates

Place 4

Goals for Abilene

  • Provide sustainable long-term programs for street maintenance.
  • Support our first responders with competitive pay and modern equipment.
  • Coordinate on a comprehensive plan for future water resources.
  • Encourage city-level cooperation with Dyess AFB.
  • Incentivize development and revitalization within city limits.
  • Create a business-friendly environment, particularly for small businesses.


  • Currently Retired.
  • US Air Force (1990-2015), retired as Colonel.
  • Abilene Chamber of Commerce, Vice President for Military Affairs (2015-2017).
  • Abilene Aero, Charter Pilot and Director of Operations (2017-2022).


  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, Texas A&M University.
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, New Mexico State University.
  • Master of Military Art and Science, Air University.
  • Master of Strategic Studies, US Army War College.
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), USAF Command Pilot and Senior Navigator.

Community Activities

  • Former Member of Frontier Texas Board of Directors (2013-2015).
  • Former Member of Abilene Metropolitan Planning Organization (2015-2017).
  • Graduate of Abilene Citizens Police Academy (2015).
  • Graduate of Leadership Abilene (2017).
  • Member of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church.

Hobbies & Interests

  • Family, reading, golf, gaming, and art.


  • Married to Stacey Yates for 30 years.
  • Three beautiful daughters:  Sarah Beth, Katy, and Rebecca.