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Dale Keller and Rick Lewis join Solutions Utah Executive Board

Solutions Utah welcomes two new executive board members: Dale Keller, Area Supervisor, Salt Lake County Health Department’s Environmental Health Bureau, and retired SLCPD Captain Rich Lewis.

Dale Keller had a distinguished 32-year career at the Salt Lake County Health Department’s Environmental Health Division. He retired in March 2023, leaving a significant impact. Keller’s professional training covered a wide range of areas, including hazardous materials, emergencies, lead hazards, and health abatements for the unhoused. He published studies on environmental health hazards and served as a guest lecturer at universities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Keller played a vital role in the County’s Incident Command Response team, supporting thousands of residents. He received the prestigious Vision Award for his exceptional contributions. Keller also contributed to the development of State Rules, local ordinances, and Board of Health Regulations. His expertise and dedication made him a respected figure in the field of environmental health, with a lasting impact on public health initiatives.

Richard Lewis recently retired after serving 31 years with the Salt Lake City Police Department, rising to the rank of Captain. Throughout his career, Lewis excelled in various divisions, including patrol, narcotics, motorcycle squad, school resource officer, and the drug enforcement administration (DEA) task force. He also served as a supervisor for these sections and held leadership positions in the Internal Affairs Unit. As a Lieutenant, Lewis played a pivotal role in the creation of the Metro Unit, which addressed issues surrounding Salt Lake City’s homeless shelters. In his final years, he oversaw the Training Division and Academies, overseeing the training and development of more than 90 recruits. Outside of his professional life, Lewis enjoys golfing, fishing, and maintains a deep care for the city he served. He has actively contributed to community organizations like the Boy Scouts of America and the Boys and Girls Clubs, embodying his commitment to making a positive impact. Richard Lewis’s extensive experience, leadership, and dedication to service have left a lasting impression on the Salt Lake City Police Department and the community he served for over three decades.

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