Village Board - Trustee Michael Jacobs
Term Ends April 30, 2019
Village Trustee Michael Jacobs has lived in Gurnee for 20+ years and was elected to the Board of Trustees in the spring of 2017. Michael has been employed by the Cook County States Attorneys Office for over twenty-one years. During the last four years, he has specialized in the labor and employment areas. When not serving in these capacities, Michael enjoys participating in team sports with friends. In addition, he takes every opportunity to coach youth sports from baseball in the spring and summer, football in the fall and floor hockey in the winter. “My true passion is the administration of youth sports programming.” He currently serves as the President of Gurnee Youth Baseball. During his tenure as President the program has expanded from approximately 700 to nearly 900 players. In addition, they now offer opportunities to players as old as eighteen.
In His Own Words
When asked what motivated him to become involved in municipal government, Michael responded, “Having grown up in Lake County, I have seen the Village of Gurnee become one of the County’s treasures. Gurnee is a wonderful place to live, shop, and visit. It was my desire to become a Trustee to offer perspectives to the Mayor and other Trustees that will help ensure that our community will be looked upon as a model community, not only by our residents, but our neighbors and other communities for years to come.”
Michael was also asked of what accomplishment he is most proud. He responded, “While I am proud of many things that I have accomplished throughout my life, nothing has been as thrilling as seeing the election returns from last April when I learned that the citizens of Gurnee had the confidence and trust in me to elect me one of their leaders.”