News Flash


Posted on: December 17, 2020

City of Abilene Announces Interim Fire Chief

Kale Strunk

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce Kale Strunk, a fifteen-year member of the Abilene Fire Department, as its Interim Fire Chief.

“After reviewing applications and conducting interviews with potential candidates, I decided to appoint Kale Strunk to serve as Interim Fire Chief,” said Abilene City Manager Jane Foltz. “My reasoning behind this decision is that with my March 1, 2021 retirement, I would not be here to support the new Chief. I think it is in the best interest of both the City of Abilene and the applicants to have the next City Manager form their leadership team by hiring the new Chief."

Strunk’s appointment follows the retirement of Fire Chief Bob Sims. Sims served 40 years as a firefighter and almost 20 years as Chief.

“I appreciate the opportunity to serve as Interim Fire Chief,” said Kale Strunk. “I have a desire to continue serving the community and serving the citizens of Abilene and the surrounding community.  I care about my community and my co-workers.”

Strunk began his career with the City of Abilene as a volunteer fighter in 2005. He joined the department full-time in 2006 and has served as the lead driver since January 2015. He is a graduate of Abilene High School and Salina Area Technical School as both a Certified auto mechanic and Certified EMT-B.

He will begin the duties of Interim Fire Chief on December 21.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Administration


Kari Zook - Employee Spotlight

Posted on: May 24, 2023
Kevin Clark

Kevin Clark - Employee Spotlight

Posted on: March 13, 2023
Cody Jenne 2

Cody Jenne - Employee Spotlight

Posted on: February 17, 2023
Dog Tag Renewals (February)

Dog Tag Renewals due by February 28th!

Posted on: February 2, 2023
Angie Carranza2

Angie Carranza - Employee Spotlight

Posted on: January 30, 2023
Kris Kobiskie

Kris Kobiskie - Employee Spotlight

Posted on: November 30, 2022
Leann Johnson solo

New Finance Director Announced

Posted on: November 15, 2022

Comprehensive Plan Update

Posted on: November 10, 2022
Joy Maas

Joy Maas - Employee Spotlight

Posted on: October 28, 2022

APD Offices Closed 10-4-2022

Posted on: October 4, 2022

Employee Spotlight - Kevin Landers

Posted on: October 3, 2022

Fall is a great time to trim your trees

Posted on: September 30, 2022
Town Hall Meeting Monday, September 26, 2022 500pm Abilene Public Library

Town Hall Meeting Agenda

Posted on: September 23, 2022
Stephen Sims

Stephen Sims - Employee Spotlight

Posted on: September 14, 2022

Don't forget your dog's tags!

Posted on: August 24, 2022

Town Hall Meeting

Posted on: August 23, 2022
Karla Efurd (2)

Karla Efurd - Employee Spotlight

Posted on: August 19, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - 2023 Budget

Posted on: August 10, 2022
Sharolyn Adams

Employee Spotlight - Sharolyn Adams

Posted on: August 2, 2022

Devin Neal - Employee Spotlight

Posted on: July 22, 2022
Jacob Minson

Jacob Minson - Employee Spotlight

Posted on: July 7, 2022

Fireworks Information

Posted on: June 30, 2022
Leann Johnson

Leann Johnson - Employee Spotlight

Posted on: June 21, 2022

Golden Belt Heights Groundbreaking

Posted on: June 15, 2022