Village Board - Trustee Michael Jacobs
Term Ends April 30, 2019
Village Trustee Michael Jacobs has lived in Gurnee for 28 years and was first elected to the Board of Trustees in the spring of 2007. He served one through the spring of 2011. Michael was reelected to a second term is the spring of 2017. Michael is currently employed as Associate General Counsel for Infinity Healthcare Management where he is responsible for handling general litigation and labor-management issues. Michael was previously employed by Teamsters Local Union No. 700 and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. When Michael’s children were younger, he took every opportunity to coach youth sports from baseball and softball in the spring and summer, football in the fall and floor hockey in the winter. Now that Michael’s children have grown, his passions have turned to traveling with his wife.
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 was as thrilling as seeing the election returns each time I learned that the citizens of Gurnee had the confidence and trust in me to elect me one of their leaders.”