County employee retires after 53 years of service
Posted by Ben McAdams
June 28, 2017
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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
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