Judi is an experienced civic leader who knows how government and business work.
With an impressive record of community service, integrity, and a drive to make our community better, she is the proven candidate who gets real results. - Steve Cosper, Former Alpine Planning Commission Chair


  • Preserve Character

  • Measured Growth

  • Improve Main Street

  • Honest & Open Government

  • Protect Lambert Park

  • Connect Trails & Parks


  • Utah County Planning Commissioner

  • Vice Chair - Alpine Planning Commission

  • Created Design Guidelines for Alpine Main Street

  • President Alpine Business Association

  • Executive Director UT American Planning Assoc.

  • Executive Director UT School Counselor Assoc.

  • Founding Member Utah Women in Planning

  • President Mountainville Height POA

  • Zoning Specialist - American Tower

  • Providence Community Outreach Co-op Manager

  • Manager of Store Development Samsonite Corp

  • Board of Directors - Canyon Grove Academy

  • Community Planning Masters work

       University of Utah & University of Rhode Island


Being raised by British immigrants who settled in the Alpine/Highland area in the 1960s, Judi learned about hard work and community.  After receiving her degree in Economics and Political Science from BYU, Judi worked for a specialty utility company in New Mexico responsible for all site acquisition, zoning and entitlements.  Upon moving to Rhode Island, she worked  for a Community Outreach Partnership supporting challenged neighborhoods in Providence by building their economic base through partnerships and grants.  

Later, as the Store Development Manager for Samsonite Corporation, Judi successfully managed all permitting, development, and construction for all 100+ Samsonite stores in the US.  While working in RI she attended the University of Rhode Island pursuing her Masters of Community Planning.

When Judi and Vaughn started their family, they looked to their roots for a fantastic community to raise their children. Alpine was all they had hoped for and they have loved living here for the past nine years.  Judi works as the Executive Manager of the Utah Chapter of the American Planning Association and Utah School Counselor Assocation where she manages the financial operation, communication, and educational services of these professional organizations throughout the state.

For the last three years she’s been on the Utah County Planning Commission and from 2014-2016 she served on Alpine’s Planning Commission as Vice Chair.  Judi is well known and respected in the community. As an Alpine resident, she has been involved in writing design guidelines, updating the General Plan, and creating the Alpine Business Association. 

Judi is happily married to her best friend, Vaughn Pickell. They have two amazing boys who could not be any more opposite from each other.  The Pickell family loves to travel and explore.  Their favorite destination is any National Park.

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