Glen Jacobsen, Member at Large

Glen Jacobson

Why have you chosen to serve on the CURE Board?

I have chosen to serve on the CURE board because it is an opportunity for me to contribute to an organization that is doing what I can’t do by myself.  It allows me to offer my knowledge and skills where, I hope, they can be used to benefit everyone from the headwaters of the watershed to the Gulf of Mexico.  I appreciate the creeks, streams and rivers of the valley, and this is how I have chosen to say ‘thank you’.

Tell us about your vocation/profession. 

Glen Jake Jakobsen

Jake paddling the Minnesota River during CURE’s River History Weekend.

I am a county prosecutor for Renville County, MN.   I moved to the area for work, leaving behind the biking, fishing, and canoeing opportunities of southeast Minnesota, so I needed to find a new recreational outlet. I am an avid canoeist and kayaker and discovered the joys of paddling the Minnesota River Valley and fell in love with the area. Also, I am a Minnesota Master Naturalist.

Jake at a CURE's 2nd Rural Progressive Roundtable.

Jake at a CURE’s 2nd Rural Progressive Roundtable.

I received my BA from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and my J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN.

Fun Fact(s).

During the summer, I can often be seen riding my motorcycle to and from work.  I get a lot of strange looks since not that many folks ride a motorcycle in a coat and tie and always with a helmet.

Glen “Jake” Jacobsen was elected to the CURE Board of Directors in 2013.