Zach Jacob for WJ

About Zach

Zach was born in Provo, Utah, and raised in Simi Valley in Southern California. He moved to the southern Salt Lake valley with his family in 1989 and graduated from Alta High School. He met his wife, Robyn, in 1997 and they were married in 1998 and have three kids, one son-in-law, and two little dogs.

Zach graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Marketing, and is currently attending graduate school at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona studying Law and Economics. 

The West Jordan City Council appointed Zach to the Planning Commission in 2013, where he served for three years before being elected to the City Council in 2015 and re-elected in 2019.

Experienced Leadership

For over a decade, Zach has been committed to serving the community of West Jordan. Beginning as a volunteer on the city’s Healthy West Jordan Committee to serving with distinction as Chair of the City Council, Zach has proven his dedication to making our city the best it can be. Some of his positions include:

  • Healthy West Jordan Committee
  • West Jordan Budget/Sustainability Committee Chair
  • West Jordan Planning Commissioner
  • Planning Commission Vice Chair
  • West Jordan City Council Member—District 3
  • Taxing Entity Committee Chair
  • City Council Chair
  • Salt Lake County Council of Governments
  • Utah League of Cities & Towns Legislative Policy Committee
  • Wasatch Front Regional Council Policy Committee
  • Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Trustee
  • ChamberWest Board of Directors
  • ChamberWest Legislative Advisory Committee

Effective Representation

Beginning even prior to joining the city council, Zach has advocated for the citizens of our district. For years, the area behind Maple Hills slated as “future park” sat as an empty lot, full of mostly weeds and garbage. The city administration proposed selling all ten acres to a developer for more houses. Zach and the community rallied, and the city council held firm. Along the way, Zach organized community town hall meetings to express ideas and alternatives with the neighborhoods and city officials. In the end, we were able to have a beautiful 10 acre park built and opened in 2022.

It doesn’t stop there. Zach’s advocacy also was the driving force to the installation of the traffic light at 6700 W 7800 S, replacing a two-way stop sign, as well as improvements to walking paths in the Sycamores, improved access to city council meetings after the pandemic, and much more.