How can I accurately express the emotions stimulated when I hear “Leadership Abilene”? I can’t! This program has brightened life for me in Abilene. It has taught me how to get plugged in to areas where I belong and that make a difference in this community. It has brought strong friendships into my life. It has helped frame my professional identity and formulate its trajectory.
Leadership Abilene is a program designed to give you an in-depth look into the City of Abilene including economy, healthcare, major employers and more all jam-packed into one day per month. It runs on a school calendar year – Sept. through May. It kicks off with Orientation, and as eye-opening as that can be, it’s only the beginning. You’ll be in a class of 30-35 people and will create bonds that can last a lifetime – as long as you allow them. This class can be as much or as little as you make it. The old adage reflects true through this program, “You’ll get out of it what you put in.”
If you are on the fence about your future in Abilene, DO THIS. If you are on the fence regarding your professional plan of action in Abilene – DO THIS. Whether you’ve lived in the Big Country since birth or moved here as an adult (like me), you’ll learn the ins and outs of this town through this program, and I’d bet good money you’ll fall in love.
If you haven’t experienced it yet, the Abilene Chamber of Commerce has it going on – and I don’t say that lightly. This team has Abilene’s best interests at heart and their entire mission is centered on it. You won’t regret getting more involved, and Leadership Abilene is the best place to start.