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Saturday, November 10, 2018

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“Moving Ahead for a Better Tomorrow”

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Anthony Williams is the Mayor of Abilene, Texas.  He was elected in June 2017 after serving 16 years as a City Councilman.


A native Abilenean, he is a 1987 graduate of Abilene High School and received a B.S. degree from McMurry University in 1993.


In his professional career, Williams is the Advancement and Executive Community Relations Officer at Abilene Christian University.


As Mayor His goals are:


 To grow Abilene by creating a larger economy and a smaller City government

 Create a more friendly City Hall

 Develop better communication between City Government and its citizens

 Continue efforts to conserve water usage and look to secure further sources

 Promote equality and opportunity for all the people in the community

 To bring people together and look at things from a holistic point of view


He not only serves his community as Mayor, but currently serves as a Board Member of Community in Schools and is an Elder and Sunday School Teacher at Minda Street Church of Christ.


 His other community activities include the Abilene Chamber of Commerce and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee.  He has also served in the following capacities:   Board Member of the Community Foundation of Abilene, Vice President of the Taylor County Republican Party; Treasurer of the Taylor County Republican Party; President of the West Central Texas Council of Governments; Vice–President and Board Representative Region VI Texas Municipal League; and Committee Member and Volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters. His many awards include:  Abilene Youth Sports Authority Volunteer of the Year; Black History Community Award; and the Abilene Reporter News Top Business Professional Under 40.


He enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and youth mentorship and development.


He and his wife Lynette have three children.


ANTHONY WILLIAMS EBA Speaker