Welcome to the Abilene Round Table!
Hello, my name is Austin Gilley, and I am the Abilene City Manager. One of my duties is to facilitate twice a month a study session for Abilene's elected City Commissioners -- it is a good-old-fashioned "round table conversation" about matters of importance to the City and community. I am delighted to personally invite you to join the conversation through this virtual extension of the round table.
Here you can read what others are saying about important topics and post your own statement. I and other City officials will read the statements and compile this important input, which will help us accomplish our goal of providing the services and quality our community wants and expects.
When you post your first statement, you will be asked for your name and home address. This confidential information is only used to identify statements from residents in and near Abilene - so that users know which statements are from local residents.
This is run by OpenGov, a non-partisan company whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. They will keep your information confidential per their strict privacy agreement.
Participation is voluntary, and it is important to understand that this is only one aspect among many factors that I and City officials must consider in performing our duties. However you choose to participate, thanks for helping us build a better Abilene.