Ron Appletoft's career has been defined by his commitment to public service. Appletoft retired from WaterOne in 2017 after 37 years of service, and concluded his career by serving as WaterOne's Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He was elected mayor of the City of Mission, KS in 2017, and had previously served as Council Member and Treasurer for the City of Countryside, KS where he helped manage its consolidation with the City of Mission. Appletoft has also served on the Mission City Council and City Planning Commission.
Appletoft has held positions with organizations such as the Lower Republican Basin Advisory Committee, the Mission Chamber of Commerce, the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, and the Shawnee Mission School District Parent Advisory Council. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Dakota, and is a graduate of the Kansas Environmental Leadership Program (KELP) and Leadership Kansas.
Current Term: 2020* to 2023
- Finance, Chair
- Government and Community Relations