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 1||Introduction to City Government|
|March 15||City Budget|
|March 22||Community Services|
|March 29||Public Works|
|April 12||Planning & Development|
|April 19||Police Department|
|April 26||Water Utilities|
|May 3||Fire Department|
|May 10||Field Day|
|May 17||Health, Animal Services, Economic Development & Graduation|
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 close December 1, 2020!
- Fill Out the Application Online
- Applications close December 1, 2020
- Challenges to City Government
- Day-to-day Operations
- Investing Taxpayer Dollars
- State Mandates
Go Behind the Scenes
- Abilene Zoo
- Adventure Cove
- Fire Department
- Police Department
- Street Maintenance
- Water Treatment Plants
- and more...