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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?

Abilene Academy 2021 will begin March 1 and will meet weekly through Monday, May 17th from 4:30 to 7:00pm. Class will not be held on Monday, March 8 for Spring Break.

Want to Join?

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 open in November!

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  • Opening in November

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...