Restoring public safety to downtown Rio Grande district
Operation Rio Grande started this week. State, county, local partners begin to restore public safety, arrest and jail criminals, give access to treatment and jobs for troubled area of downtown Salt Lake City.
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Satellite Office Hours
I believe Salt Lake County has a responsibility to be responsive to all residents in our fast-growing metro area. In an effort to make it easier for more people to have their questions and concerns addressed, I'll be sending members of my staff out for Satellite Office Hours in various areas of the community. Residents can speak with my staff face-to-face and closer to home, with assurance I will be notified of the issue and you will receive follow-up.
Here's the schedule for upcoming Satellite Office Hours:
Tuesday, July 11; 2-3pm
Salt Lake County's West Jordan Library
8030 South 1825 West
Friday, July 14; 11am-12pm
Bluffdale City Hall, Community Room
2222 West 14400 South
Tuesday, July 18; 1-2pm
Midvale City Hall, Dahl Conference Room
7505 Holden Street
Thursday, July 27; 1-2pm
Draper City Hall, Admin Conference Room
1020 Pioneer Road
County employee retires after 53 years of service
It’s rare these days that an employee stays with a job for
more than four or five years.
Salt Lake County is fortunate to have had one such
employee. The county has had a gem in the person of Lowell Bodily for 53 years.
Lowell is, quite simply, a county legend.
He is retiring this week from the Salt Lake County Health
Department and to mark his many achievements, he received a fitting send off
from his colleagues. But I couldn’t miss
this opportunity to let county residents know more about his achievements.
Lowell had a variety of duties here, but he is best known
for his work as an Environmental Health Scientist who has helped clean up
numerous illegal encampments in the county. This is difficult work – physically
taxing and emotionally challenging. It can also be hazardous, since often drug
paraphernalia and used needles are often left behind. Yet year after year,
clean up after clean up, Lowell remained on the job, removing hazardous debris
and restoring a healthy environment.
Salt Lake County is better because of his more than five
decades of work. He is a shining example of what our Salt Lake County workforce
exemplifies – dedication to public service and a desire to make our community
He has decided at long last to hang up his tools and retire.
No one deserves a relaxing and fulfilling retirement more than Lowell
Bodily. On behalf of everyone at Salt
Lake County, I wish him many happy years ahead as a retiree and thank him for
his contribution to the health and well-being of many residents and their