Board of Trustees
- Council Member Jim Bradley, JBradley@slco.org (Salt Lake County)
- Council Member Steve Prokopis, SProkopis@msn.com (Magna Township)
- Council Member Alan Peterson, Alankcc@q.com (Kearns Metro Township)
- Council Member David Brems, DavidBrems@ecmetro.org (Emigration Canyon Metro Township)
- Council Member Apollo Pazell, firstname.lastname@example.org (Copperton Metro Township)
- Council Member Cody Cutler, email@example.com (White City Metro Township)
- Council Member Max Burdick, MBurdick@slco.org (Salt Lake County)
- Council Member Shireen Ghorbani, SGhorbani@slco.org (Salt Lake County)
Chief Executive Officer
- Sheriff Rosie Rivera, RRivera@slco.org (CEO)
Salt Lake County
(385) 468-7453 / Email (JBradley@slco.org)
Jim was first elected to the Salt Lake County Council as an At-Large member in 2000 and has continuously served in that position. He also served as Chair of the former Salt Lake County Commission from 1991-1994.
Currently, Jim is Chair of the Salt Lake Law Enforcement Service Area Board of Trustees and a member of the Board of the Unified Police Department. He also serves as a Trustee for the Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District and the Central Utah Water Conservancy District.
Jim has worked as a consultant in the areas of energy resource development, waste management, and policy development. He was appointed by former Governor Scott M. Matheson to serve as Executive Director of the Utah Energy Office.
Jim’s wife, Glenda, owns the 15th Street Gallery, a small business in the 15th and 15thneighborhood of Salt Lake City.
In addition to his current public positions, Jim currently serves on the boards of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Utah Film Center.
(385) 550-4338 / Email (SProkopis@msn.com)
Steve Prokopis is a first term Councilman and was appointed to represent the Magna Metro Township on the UPD Board. Additionally, he has been asked to serve on the finance sub-committee. As a lifelong Magna resident, he has been somewhat involved in politics over the years. He served two terms on the Magna Township Planning Commission, served on the Kennecott Tailings Impoundment Safety Committee; both were Mayoral appointments. However, with the new form of government for the Townships, he felt it was time to become more involved.
Steve is married. He and Stephanie, his wife of 23 years, have two sons. Steve graduated from Judge Memorial High School, Snow College, and Utah Valley State College with a degree in Fire Science. He is employed with Unified Fire Authority (formerly Salt Lake County Fire) and has been with them for 24 years, with over 15 of those years serving the residents of Magna directly. He is currently the Battalion Chief over the Public Relations Bureau. In the Fire Service he has enjoyed a close working relationship with the many great employees of both the Sheriff’s Office and UPD.
Kearns Metro Township
(801) 968-4336 / Email (Alankcc@q.com)
My name is Alan Peterson. I am a member of the Kearns Metro Township Council. A retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. A past member of the National Association of Parliamentarians and the Kearns Community Council. I look forward to serving on the UPD Board and as a SLVLESA Trustee.
Emigration Canyon Metro Township
(801) 541-6489 / Email (DavidBrems@ecmetro.org)
David is an Architect and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. David has lived in Emigration Canyon for 39 years, serving on the Emigration Canyon Planning Commission since becoming a Township and previously on the Salt Lake County Planning Commission continuously from 1988.
David Brems is a founding principal of GSBS Architects, a 100 person firm headquartered in Salt Lake City with an office in Fort Worth Texas. David is a board member of Envision Utah and University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning. David is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning.
David an avid cyclist, sailor, and skier enjoys spending time at his family retreat in Boulder, Utah.
Copperton Metro Township
Apollo Pazell is the sixth generation to call Copperton his home. Apollo was elected to the Copperton Metro Council after campaigning and finding community support for more fiscal discipline, transparency, and individual liberty. Apollo has worked as a political consultant for more than a decade, traveling the country to organize and empower folks who with a desire to serve their communities.
Building effective and winning teams is the primary function of Apollo's work. With each experience, he has refined his skill set to be a leader in ordinance reform, fiscal restraint, and community engagement.
Apollo's goal as a member of the Unified Police Board of Directors is to be a voice for fiscal discipline, dedication to civil rights, and community policing in pursuit of a peaceful and prosperous society. As a dedicated public servant with a work ethic that thrives on innovative thinking. Coming from a humble upbringing and necessity to work at an exotic fish distributor at a young age, Apollo brings a different perspective to the board and hopes to positively contribute to the governance of UPD.
White City Metro Township
Salt Lake County
(385) 468-7459 / Email (MBurdick@slco.org)
As the Salt Lake County population grows by over 500,000 during the next several years Max promotes an understanding of Planning and Zoning with 12 years experience as a Volunteer Planning Commissioner.
He has championed many efforts including Walkable Neighborhoods, Transit Oriented Development, Architectural Guidelines, Trails, Parks and Recreation.
Salt Lake County
(385) 468-7451 / Email (Shireen@slco.org)
I’m Shireen Ghorbani, and I’m honored to represent the entire county as an at-large member of the Salt Lake County Council.
Our county is growing, and we have a lot of important decisions to make about how we want to grow as a community. Growth impacts every aspect of our lives. Adding more residents to our region will affect our air quality, transportation, housing availability, healthcare and much more.
We are all in this together; we all share in the same collective future. I’ll work for a future where working families are put ahead of corporate interest, where mental healthcare and addiction treatment services are put ahead of incarceration, and where we work together – across party lines – to find solutions that will improve our air quality and protect our environment.
We all bring different skills and talents to our communities that strengthen our region. I’m excited to share my experience with you.
I am a communications professional with two master’s degrees one in Organizational Communications from the University of Utah and the other in Organizational Theory from the University of Nebraska. I currently work in facilities management where I focus on process improvement and large-scale organizational communications. I am the board chair of the Rape Recovery Center where we work to empower individuals victimized by sexual violence and educate the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of sexual violence.
I’ve been a teacher, a nonprofit executive director of an art center, a policy researcher, a tour guide at a state park, and served our country as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova.
My husband is a high school English teacher; we live in Salt Lake City with our son Desmond, our dog Sarge and a new cat named Fred.
Chief Executive Officer
Sheriff Rosie Rivera