Jonathan Jacobson was born in Red Deer, and he grew up in the countryside between Sylvan Lake and Bentley. He graduated from Canadian University College (now Burman University) in 2004. After a socially successful but academically disastrous year in graduate school overseas, he moved back to Lacombe as a full time resident, and started a local construction and real estate development company, Broder Developments Limited.
It is through his work as a developer, that he gets to share his passion for Lacombe in a very meaningful way - by showing people how wonderful this place is to have a home and raise a family.
Jonathan has a wonderful wife, Alejandra, and beautiful daughter, Dereka. Jonathan and his wife are the parents of a toddler, so their hobbies tend to come with vintage date and a cork - but when they do get the opportunity, travel and new culinary experiences are at the top of their list of enjoyments.
Councillor Jacobson was elected in October 2017. He serves on the following municipal boards and committees:
- Community Involvement
- Echo Lacombe Association
- Heritage Resources Committee
- Lacombe and District Recreation, Parks, and Culture Board
- Lacombe Art Collection Committee
- Lacombe Art Endowment Committee
Jonathan’s involvement with the community has been primarily through his engagement in the business community. He served for three years on the Lacombe Police Commission, two of them as Chair. He has a keen interest in what drives growth in Lacombe and what we can do to set ourselves apart.
Lacombe is full of all kinds of hidden treasures - with some very talented people and businesses right under our noses.
I hope to bring to Council the attributes that have made my business successful - namely, putting people first and thinking outside the box to solve problems. Often times the answers are where you least expect them.
I want this generation of Lacombians to create a legacy that our grandchildren will be proud of. Great things are often difficult to do - but most things that are worth doing are difficult.