Jacob Peterson recently announced that he is stepping down as the chairman of the Salina/Saline County Crimestoppers Board of Directors. He will step down at the end of this year after holding the position for three years. Jacob Peterson is the BANK VI Hero of the Week.
Peterson was raised in Lindsborg and attended college at Washburn University. He moved to Salina in 2012 after obtaining his law degree- “I also married my wife in 2012, that was a busy year.”
According to Peterson, he took a job at the law firm Clark, Mize and Linville and his wife started her residency at Salina Family Healthcare, making Salina a good fit for the both of them.
Peterson was doing a variety of volunteer work with Leadership Salina when he was confronted by Michelle Peck about joining the Crimestoppers Board. He took the position and was named chairman the following year.
He has also worked with several other non-profits, including Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Salina Child Care Association.
“Salina has a lot of community activism with a lot of citizens banding together behind projects like the River Project and the Fieldhouse,” Peterson said. “I think that is something particularly neat about Salina.”
Peterson and his wife have two children, a boy and girl. He said they plan on calling Salina home for the foreseeable future.