Blake Woodall


Planning and Development Manager

    Mr. Blake Woodall was born in Corsicana, Texas about 60 miles south of Dallas.  His dad was a land man in the oil business, so that job carried the family to Saskatchewan Canada, Amarillo, and finally to Abilene in 1962.

    Having lived here for over 50 years, Blake is a graduate of Abilene High School and McMurry University where he earned a BA.  He has previously worked in retail sales, the Boy Scouts of America, pharmaceutical sales, media sales, and property management.

    Immediately prior to joining the District, Blake spent 19 years as the Abilene representative for State Senator Troy Fraser.  This experience provided Blake with numerous friendships and personal contacts at the local and state level.

    Blake has two girls, both graduates of Hardin-Simmons University.  His older daughter teaches kindergarten with AISD… with her husband also working for the school district.  The younger daughter works in the title business here in town and her husband is one of our fine Abilene Police Officers.  His family also has two grandchildren.

    Blake’s hobbies include racquetball, photography, painting and sketching.