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: Golden Cancer Patient Calling On State To Include More Patients In Next Vaccine Phase
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: 'They Left Her For Dead': 14 Year Old & 18 Year Old Charged With Woman's Murder On Colfax
Woodland Park City Council will discuss the city’s next steps at its regular meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m.MORE NEWS: Weld County Joins 'Meat In' Day Supporters Following Polis' Controversial Announcement
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.