When transferred to the Libbey Owens Plant in Lathrop as Industrial Relations Manager in 1962, he immediately immersed himself in community activities.
While continuing civic activities, Jack served on the Manteca City Council from 1972 until 1990.
During that time, he was chosen as mayor in 1974-75, 1979-80, and from 1983-90, and served on numerous government advisory councils and associations at the local and regional level. He lead the campaign to build the Highway 120 bypass and the campaigns to put in the safety barrier and the eventual widening.
His far-reaching visions are still coming to fruition today as Jack's ideas for the Woodward Regional Park, a surface water treatment facility, and the transportation terminal on Moffat Boulevard are being implemented.
His service includes more than 23 years in Rotary and as a member or officer in more than three dozen charitable and public organizations. Jack is active in the Lutheran Church and was the founding president of the Manteca Boys & Girls Club.
Among Jack's honors include being the first grand marshal of the Fourth of July Parade (1985), "The Medallion Award" from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Outstanding Volunteer Award from United Way, "Outstanding Person of 1994" from SJ Juvenile Justice Commission, the COGNIZE award from the Council of Governments, and the Paul Harris Fellow honor from Rotary International.