Difference maker: Palmer DePaulis bringing 30 years of public service to a close

Published: Sunday, Nov. 3 2013 11:30 a.m. MST

Life in the public eye can be humbling in many respects but DePaulis said he took comfort, and humor, in his predecessor Ted Wilson's advice.

"He said, 'People want to put you on a pedestal all the time but they really don't like you to enjoy it.' I always thought that was good advice."

DePaulis, however, was warmly received at the recent reception to mark his retirement.

"As usual, Palmer kept his remarks to four or five sentences. He really doesn't like the spotlight being on him," Atkinson said.

"But he deserves the spotlight, not only because he's a great human being but because of all he's accomplished in his life. He's made a difference in thousands of people's lives because of the way he's performed in all the positions he's held."

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