WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Woodland Park Mayor Val Carr died on Tuesday after battling COVID-19 for more than a month. Interim City Manager Michael Lawson said Mayor Carr contracted the virus in early January.
“The City of Woodland Park requests privacy for the Mayor’s family at this time,” Lawson said in a statement to CBS4.READ MORE: Denver Tied 126-Year-Old Record High Saturday, Lands In Top 5 For 90 Degree Days
Mayor Pro Tem Hilary LaBarre will serve as the city’s chief elected official and will run council meetings. According to the city charter, council members can decide to appoint a new mayor or hold a special election.READ MORE: Police, Firefighters, Rescue Teams Continue Search For Diana Brown, Missing Flash Floods Ripped Through Poudre Canyon
Woodland Park City Council will discuss the city’s next steps at its regular meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m.MORE NEWS: Woman Killed While Crossing Broadway, Search Continues For Hit-And-Run Suspect Driver
Mayor Carr’s family is planning a Celebration of Life later in the year, possibly this summer. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to the Teller Senior Coalition or Teller County Regional Animal Shelter.