Gov. Gary Herbert, left, and Pamela Atkinson visit during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Pamela’s Place Apartments in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The Housing Authority of Salt Lake City newest, permanent supportive housing development is named after Atkinson, a longtime community advocate for people experiencing homelessness. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — As she opened the new supporting housing complex named in her honor, cutting a celebratory ribbon and hearing her virtues extolled by the likes of Utah’s governor, longtime homeless advocate Pamela Atkinson insisted the day be focused on the people the building will help — her friends. “This really isn’t about me,” she said. “I just want to focus for a little bit...
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