"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rick was born in a small Bavarian town in Rosenheim, Germany. He was an Austrian citizen at birth. His mother being single and unable to care for him placed him in an orphanage in a small town named Egstaat in the Bavarian Alps. Rick became a naturalized citizen as a young man. He mainly lived in Germany until 1976 when he and his family moved to Junction City, Kansas where Rick graduated high school. After graduation, Rick joined the US Air Force and served as an avionics specialist on fighters in the Aerospace Defense Command and B-52’s in the Strategic Air Command in both California and Guam.
Rick has been married to his wife, Rhonda Jo, for almost 40 years. In 1986, Rick and Rhonda Jo moved to Englewood after serving in the US Air Force for over eight years and raised their two children, Ricky & Michael. Both children are alumni of Clayton Elementary, Sinclair Middle School, and Englewood High School and are now married. Rick & Rhonda are proud grandparents to Jacob, Mason, and Alexander.
Here is Ricks children minus the
latest Grandson Alexander!
This is Ricks greatest blessing!
Ricks sons are both community
volunteers and help raise money
for the Shriners Hospital. They
learned at an early age that
serving others was a rewarding
and a true way to bring greatest change to a community!
In 2009, after the urging of friends and neighbors, Rick decided to run for City Council and make what he felt was a positive change in our city government. Many residents felt that Englewood had a “Good-Ole-Boy” network on the City level and Rick wanted to dispel that myth by running and becoming a City Councilman and representing the constituents of his district. Rick had never served at the city level before and was considered an outsider to those who had been on council before him. Rick has said – “There needs to be a change in how the city government responds its residents and I believe that it starts with its leadership. I’m a strong proponent for transparency and openness in government. My leadership, management, and entrepreneurial experience make me a perfect candidate to serve this great city!”
I work to have good things happen for all of Englewood!
To Re-Elect Rick Gillit - Englewood City Council Dist. #4
Serving Englewood & District #4 Since 2009