Larry moved to Cache Valley in 1978 to study electrical engineering at Utah State University and after graduating, he remained in the valley. Larry and his wife, Becky, have lived in Nibley for 16 years, and they are grateful for the setting Nibley provides for them to raise their daughters, Brooke and Taylor. Together, the Jacobsen family enjoys the outdoors and they are active members of a local church congregation. Larry is an electrical engineer at Campbell Scientific, where he is Vice President of Research and Development, and he serves on Campbell's Board of Directors.
Shortly after moving to Nibley, Larry served a five-year term on the Planning and Zoning Commission. After that, he was appointed to complete a vacated City Council seat. Larry was then elected to a four-year City Council term that began in 2008 and re-elected to a second term that started in 2012. Larry enjoys being part of the process in Nibley that balances the property rights of individuals with those of the community, and he works to understand the differing points of view leading to municipal decisions. He values and promotes the efficient and economical means by which the Nibley City staff members provide services to residents, and he appreciates the chance to serve Nibley's citizens as a councilmember.