Mayor R. D. Mallams
R.D. Mallams has served on the City Council since 2012. He currently serves as Council Liaison to the Planning Commission, Neighborhood, and Arts Commission. R.D. served as Mayor Pro Temp in 2016-17 and he is the co-chair for the MARC 1st Suburbs Coalition. He is a member of Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce.
R.D. and his wife, Toni has lived in Gladstone for 10 years. He is a retired Colonel who has served in the United States Army for 26 years. In 2014, Colonel Mallams was inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame for the Kansas National Guard. His civilian profession included serving as a public school administrator. In 2009, he was the recipient of the distinguished elementary principal of the year from the Kansas City Suburb Elementary Principal’s Association. Currently, both he and his wife are adjunct instructors for Graceland University.
Educationally, R.D. is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and he received his doctoral degree from Saint Louis University.