Ronald Ryckman - At Large

Ron Ryckman has over two decades of experience in the private sector starting several businesses and creating hundreds of local jobs while maintaining a strong presence of fiscal responsibility in Olathe. Ron’s business wisdom encompasses all aspects of the business experience but most effectively as a management guide and mentor to other local entrepreneurs. He is a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University, with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

Ron has proven to be a skilled manager, visionary entrepreneur, and adroit troubleshooter. Since his first ownership venture, Ron began developing a network of synergic concerns that include RWR Exteriors, Kalkaska Development, RK Building Corporation, and Real Living Today.

Ron serves in leadership roles in area philanthropic and civic enhancement projects in Olathe. He serves or has served on numerous boards in the community, including the Olathe City Council, The Kansas House of Representatives, TLC for Children and Families Board, the Bi-State Commission, the K-10 Association Board and Executive Committee, and the Olathe Chamber Board.

Ron takes considerable pride in sponsoring activities and delivering on benefaction through his church. He is an active member of Living Hope Church of the Nazarene and has been a member of the Church Board over ten years, serving as Chairman of the Trustees for the past eight years. Additionally, he serves as Building Committee Chairman.

Goals for Olathe:

  • Protecting our citizens with effective law enforcement and fire protection.
  • Maintaining our streets and infrastructure.
  • Ensuring citizens are involved in how their money is being spent.
  • Providing innovative services at a high level.
  • Maximizing value for tax dollars through working smarter and building collaborative partnerships.
Term: 4/13 - 1/18

Contact Ron Ryckman
(913) 927-5333, 100 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS  66061