Jacob A. Skarbek was born June 30, 1998.  He was born into a middle-class family in Clay Township MI. His parents are Steve and Kelly Skarbek. Jacob has an older brother named Freddie. At an early age Jacob found his love for business, he started selling lemonade from a small wooden stand his father built. Jacob and the neighborhood kids ran lemonade stands and small concession stands during their elementary school years.  In Sixth grade Jacob started mowing lawns and dishwashing at a local pub in town. During Jacob’s middle school and high school years, he grew his lawn service to 50 lawns. Once he left high school, he turned his small lawn business into a full-scale lawn care and landscaping company where he employed local residents.

       Jacob eventually moved on from lawn care and landscaping to help a friend turn a commercial cleaning company around.  Once the company was back on its feet, Jacob ventured off to start his own company.  While owning his own business, Jacob has been a real estate agent with RE/MAX since of 2019.



        When Jacob was in high school, he started taking an interest into politics. At the age of 17 years old he got the paperwork to run as a write-in candidate for the Algonac City Council. On his 18th birthday he turned the paperwork in to run. He was unsuccessful on his first attempt at candidacy, but that did not stop him. Jacob kept being involved in his community and caring for his constituents; therefore, he decided to run again during the next City Council election. At the age of 20 Jacob became the youngest City Council member in Algonac’s history.

        Jacob has been an active component in Algonac politics over the last four years. Along with his fellow council members he has made great strides to enhance the quality of Algonac’s parks, infrastructure, and quality of life. The council achieved these accomplishments through beautification programs, financially responsible decisions, through hard work and dedication.  

          Through his endeavors with his community Jacob found a need to help young adults right out of high school, and this is where his non-profit was born. Jacob is the founder and President of Youth for the Future.  The organization is based to help young people and high school graduates striving to become entrepreneurs and community leaders through scholarships that they can use how they see fit for their business or organizations. With the non-profit and goals to be able to help as many people as possible Jacob planned and organized Algonac’s First Annual Bump and Run Derby. The event grossed $63,000 which has been able to help get Core Boards in the City Parks, which are used to help special needs people communicate. Also, multiple donations to other non-profits in the area who help service young people of all learning capacities. He is also an active member of the Lions Club and Algonac Alive. 


          Outside of helping his community and working, Jacob enjoys being with his family and friends, who are his main supports. 

            During the summer months you will find him out on the boat on Lake St. Clair, enjoying the beauty of the area or enjoying a ride around town on his golf cart. 

             In recent years Jacob has found a love for flying small airplanes. Jacob one day hopes to have a plane of his own. 

             During the winter months Jacob enjoys spending time on the ice of Lake St. Clair riding his snowmobile or watching the ice races.

            In the midst of his busy schedule Jacob works to make time to travel, his favorite place to go is Fort Myers Beach, Florida. 

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