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Please Vote Denise Gilliland for Oakland City Council!


Denise Gilliland, Oakland City Council member and President of the council.

Denise Gilliland, Oakland City Council member and President of the council.

Hello. I am Denise Gilliland. I am on the Oakland City Council, serving as Oakland City Council President. I have been honored to serve the citizens of Oakland, never taking it lightly and never missing a meeting. I work from my home on Main Street, allowing me to always be available anytime of the day or night. I would appreciate your vote in November so I can continue to serve Oakland, keeping Oakland moving forward!

I am happily married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin Beck and Whitney (Tri) Tran, four grandchildren and one on the way! We adore and love each moment with them! Being a parent and grandparent is a blessing. I have lived in Oakland for over 30 years. I graduated from Oakland-Craig High School in 1981. I graduated in 2013 from Northeast Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree in Journalism. I am the Editor and Chief of my own newspaper blog.

Jeff and I attend the Fire and Rescue fundraisers, Swedish Festival, Party in the Park and all other fundraisers for Oakland. I volunteered to help at events too.

Being involved in the community and serving on the Oakland City Council has given me the experience needed to keep Oakland on the right path, moving forward!

Just a couple of the accomplishments of the city council since I have been on include the new bathhouse in the Oakland Park and the water/sewer project that is nearing completion.

Our city employees are also a reason Oakland runs so smoothly. They are a great group of people, working hard every day.

The Oakland City Council members work together, offering stability and continuity, much needed to keep Oakland thriving!

Why fix what isn’t broken?

I would appreciate your vote! Let’s Keep Oakland Thriving!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elect Denise Gilliland to Oakland City Council!


Elect Denise Gilliland to Oakland City Council!

 

I currently am Oakland City Council President.

I am in Oakland every day and am available to assist citizens day or night.

I deeply value faith, family, pro-life and protection of children and elderly.

I know how we need our businesses to stay open and grow for the future of Oakland and our families.

I care deeply about Oakland and ensuring the community continues to thrive.

 

I would appreciate and be honored to receive your vote in November!

Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief of Kat Country Hub and Oakland City Council President, center of pic, walked through the parade with this great group of people Sunday, campaigning for election in November. From left, Tri Tran, Russ Peterson, Connie Peterson, Denise Gilliland, Senator Lydia Brasch, James Moseman, Whitney Tran, Penelope Tran and Jeff Gilliland. Photo Credit/Ted Beckner.

Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief of Kat Country Hub and Oakland City Council President, center of pic, walked through the parade with this great group of people Sunday, campaigning for election in November. From left, Tri Tran, Russ Peterson, Connie Peterson, Denise Gilliland, Senator Lydia Brasch, James Moseman, Whitney Tran, Penelope Tran and Jeff Gilliland. Photo Credit/Ted Beckner.

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My granddaughter, Penelope, helped me campaign Sunday for Oakland City Council, which I am currently on as Oakland City Council President. We went through the Burt County Fair Parade Sunday, along with other supporters. Her sign says it all: Vote for my Nana! Photo Credit/ Whitney Tran.

My granddaughter, Penelope, helped me campaign Sunday for Oakland City Council, which I am currently on as Oakland City Council President. We went through the Burt County Fair Parade Sunday, along with other supporters. Her sign says it all: Vote for my Nana! Photo Credit/ Whitney Tran.

Election is Nearing! Elect Denise Gilliland, Current Oakland City Council President, to Oakland City Council!


Elect Denise Gilliland to Oakland City Council!

 

I currently am Oakland City Council President.

I am in Oakland every day and am available to assist citizens day or night.

I deeply value faith, family, pro-life and protection of children and elderly.

I know how we need our businesses to stay open and grow for the future of Oakland and our families.

I care deeply about Oakland and ensuring the community continues to thrive.

 

I would appreciate and be honored to receive your vote in November!

Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub. Oakland City Council President.

Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub. Oakland City Council President.

Denise Gilliland Meets Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts


Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief of Kat Country Hub, was honored to meet Governor Pete Ricketts Monday evening when he came to declare Burt County Livestock Friendly. The picture isn't the best, my husband took it and doesn't care to use my good camera and I didn't know he was going to take one with his phone or I would have set it up. But, I am thrilled to be in a picture with him at any rate. I introduced myself as the Oakland City Council President and said how honored we all are to have him attend the fair and for the reason he did. He saw my election sticker on my blouse and wished me well upon being elected in November! What a thrill! Photo Credit/Jeff Gilliland.

Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief of Kat Country Hub, was honored to meet Governor Pete Ricketts Monday evening when he came to declare Burt County Livestock Friendly. The picture isn’t the best, my husband took it and doesn’t care to use my good camera and I didn’t know he was going to take one with his phone or I would have set it up. But, I am thrilled to be in a picture with him at any rate. I introduced myself as the Oakland City Council President and said how honored we all are to have him attend the fair and for the reason he did. He saw my election sticker on my blouse and wished me well upon being elected in November! What a thrill! Photo Credit/Jeff Gilliland.

The Kids Love the Baby Chicks at the Fair


Baby chicks are always a hit with the kids at the Burt County Fair. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Baby chicks are always a hit with the kids at the Burt County Fair. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Showed How Proud I am of Oakland and Serving the Citizens at Burt County Fair Parade


The weather was perfect Sunday to walk through the Burt County Fair Parade! I (Denise Gilliland, owner and editor of Kat Country Hub and Oakland City Council President) walked through the parade showing the citizens of Oakland how much Oakland means to me and how dedicated I am in serving each and every citizen of Oakland. It was wonderful seeing everyone at the parade and throughout the fair every day! I was also so blessed to have such wonderful people walk through the parade with me. I couldn’t have done it without them! My daughter, Whitney Tran and her husband Tri and their daughter Penelope, whom we spoil every chance we get, came early Sunday and helped us get everything ready to go! Our best friends Connie and Russ Peterson also came and helped out. They are truly great friends! Also, I just can’t thank Nebraska Senator Lydia Brasch and Oakland resident James Moseman enough for all they have done! They have been by my side, giving advice and helping me along the way. I appreciate each and every one of you so much! Thank you all!

Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief of Kat Country Hub and Oakland City Council President, center of pic, walked through the parade with this great group of people Sunday, campaigning for election in November. From left, Tri Tran, Russ Peterson, Connie Peterson, Denise Gilliland, Senator Lydia Brasch, James Moseman, Whitney Tran, Penelope Tran and Jeff Gilliland. Photo Credit/Ted Beckner.

Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief of Kat Country Hub and Oakland City Council President, center of pic, walked through the Burt County Fair  Parade with this great group of people Sunday, campaigning for election in November. From left, Tri Tran, Russ Peterson, Connie Peterson, Denise Gilliland, Senator Lydia Brasch, James Moseman, Whitney Tran, Penelope Tran and Jeff Gilliland. Photo Credit/Ted Beckner.

Please Vote on Tuesday!


Please Vote on Tuesday!

 

I have always considered it my honor and duty to vote each and every election, primary and general election.

I encourage everyone to exercise the right to vote! I hope everyone does their civic duty and votes this Tuesday for the Primary!

Yes, I am one of the candidates.

I currently serve on the Oakland City Council. I hope to continue doing so for the next four years and would appreciate your vote! I am honored to serve the citizens of Oakland. I consider it my duty to keep Oakland a thriving community and a place everyone should be proud to call home!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I am always available to every citizen of Oakland.

But, I am not encouraging people to vote because I am running for city council. I am a strong believer in voting. I have never missed an election since I was 18. I am proud to vote. I hope you are too!

Thank you! I hope to continue to serve the community of Oakland! I am proud to serve and live in this great town!

 

Denise Gilliland,

Oakland City Council President

Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub. Oakland City Council President.

Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub. Oakland City Council President.

 

Voting in the Upcoming Primary


Three weeks from today is the primary. Do you know whom you are voting for? I don’t mean on a national level, I am referring to the local candidates.

There are several incumbents and new faces running for both the Oakland City Council and the Oakland-Craig Board of Education.

I am an incumbent running for election to the Oakland City Council.

I am hoping to be elected to serve the taxpayers of Oakland for the next four years.

I consider it an honor and a privilege to be on the city council, serving the taxpayers and striving to keep Oakland a thriving community.

Being a member of the city council is not just going to one meeting a month. There is so much more involved than most people realize. It takes all of the city employees, the mayor and council to keep the city running efficiently. It is challenging, but very rewarding.

I have to say, I love serving on the council. I believe in giving back to the community I live in, and I chose to do so by serving on the council.

I don’t believe in accomplishing something on the council alone. I believe in all of us working together to reach a goal and need for the community. We are here to serve the citizens and the citizens alone. The needs of the community have and will continue to come first for me.

I love the community of Oakland and hope you will vote for me to continue serving the town I am proud to live in and proud to call home.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you very much,

Denise Gilliland

Oakland City Council President

Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub. Oakland City Council President.

Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub. Oakland City Council President.

Kats’ Korner: Election Time!


We have all been truly blessed with a beautiful Spring season!

But, never underestimate the powers of old man winter. I can remember many snowstorms in April. We may not be out of the woods yet! I for one am keeping my fingers crossed! One blizzard was enough for me!

I know politics isn’t a favorite subject of many, and with the way the presidential campaigning is going, I truly understand.

I remember the first time I voted. I was so excited. I was 18 and honored to be performing my civic duty. I voted for Ronald Reagan. When he won, I was elated! In my opinion, he is one of the best presidents ever.

I am at a loss this election. I honestly can’t say there is one person in the lead that I would consider giving my vote, my trust and faith in running our country. The United States is the Leader of the Free World. Putting one of them in charge terrifies me. I could think of others I would vote for, unfortunately, they aren’t fairing well in the polls. Apparently, shouting negative things and spewing horrible accusations at others is the norm now. What on earth is going on? Where are their morals? Only God knows.

Protesters at rallies is quite scary, and new. It speaks volumes to me. I hope it does to others as well. Let’s all just hope and pray that things work out for the best.

On a much lighter note, the primary in May is approaching. In Oakland, there are six people running for two seats on the city council. Two people will be eliminated with four proceeding to the November general election.

I am running for office and am an incumbent. I was appointed by Mayor Ted Beckner in October of 2013 to fill a vacancy on the council, and have served ever since. I am currently the Oakland City Council President.

I love serving the community of Oakland. I am proud to be of service and consider it an honor to represent the citizens, listening to their concerns and wishes to improve Oakland. I hope to serve another four years. If you have any questions for me, please feel free to call me. I am available at all times and will assist all I can! I would appreciate your vote and especially your faith in me to serve another term. Thank you!

Thought for the Day: Have faith in the system and pray it works out for the best.

Have a great week!

Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub. Oakland City Council President.

Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub. Oakland City Council President.

 

 

Icicles After the Groundhog Day Blizzard


When the sun melted snow off our roof, it left behind some very long and pretty icicles. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

When the sun melted snow off our roof, it left behind some very long and pretty icicles. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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