Malad City was founded in 1864, but it was not incorporated as a city of the State of Idaho until 1941 with Dr. O.H. Mabey as the first mayor. Malad City has a mayor/council form of government, where the mayor is elected as the chief executive and council members are elected as the law-making arm of the local government. The mayor only votes to break a tie. Each person is elected on a non-partisan basis for a four-year term. Malad City has had 12 mayors since it was incorporated: 1941-1945, Dr. O.H. Mabey; 1946-1947, Guy Benson; 1948-1950, Edward G. Williams; 1951-1955, D. LeRoy Thomas; 1956-1961, Claude Kent; 1962-1966, John V. Evans; 1967-1975, Glen B. Williams; 1976-1979, J. Marvin Hess; 1980-1983, Seth Thomas; 1984-1996, Terrill Schwartz; 1997-2014, Spence Horsley; 2015-Present, Joan Hawkins.
Mayor Joan Hawkins is the first woman elected to serve as mayor of the City of Malad. She is currently completing her second full-term as mayor and will be running to serve one more four-year term. Prior to her service as mayor, she served on the City of Malad Council from 2001 to 2014. Mayor Hawkins was born and raised in Woodruff, south of Malad. After living in Salt Lake City for several years, she moved “back home” where she has lived since 1970.
SICOG, Senior Citizens Center, Museum, Mayor’s Youth Council
City Park, Malad Recreation Committee, Malad City Community Foundation
Cemetery, Water, and Sewer
Roads, Malad Theater Guild
L-R Back Row
Mrs. Ashlyn Jacobsen
Miss Elizabeth Kent
Shelly Williams – Chairman
Bobbie Summers – Chairman
Kathleen Atkinson – Chairman