Bill Enriquez, a lifelong Abilenian and Abilene ISD graduate, has been appointed to fill the Place 6 seat in the Abilene ISD Board of Trustees.
At a Special Meeting called on Jan. 6, Trustees unanimously elected Mr. Enriquez to fill the vacancy created when Stan Lambert resigned to begin serving as a State Representative in the Texas Legislature. Mr. Enriquez will fill the seat until the next regularly scheduled election in May 2018.
Mr. Enriquez, who is self-employed in automotive sales and real estate, attended Fannin Elementary School and Mann Middle School and graduated from Abilene High School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from McMurry College (now McMurry University).
Mr. Enriquez has been an active volunteer and mentor in AISD throughout the years, including serving as a member of at least nine different committees and task force groups. He is a past president of two PTA’s and has served on campus parent advisory boards, leadership teams and role model mentor programs.
His community involvement is also extensive, with a service record that includes Leadership Abilene, Abilene Philharmonic Board, Hispanic Leadership Council, Abilene Chamber of Commerce, Development Corporation of Abilene, Hispanic Business Committee and many others. He was honored in 2015 as the Volunteer Citizen of the Year by KTXS-TV and West Texas Utilities.
Bill’s wife, Tina, has been a teacher in Abilene ISD for almost two decades. They have two children who graduated from Abilene High School: Rick, an X-ray and CAT Scan technician, and Heather, a Registered Nurse. Four grandchildren have also attended or are currently attending AISD schools.