By: Sharon Aron Baron
After the sudden passing of Skip Campbell, the City of Coral Springs will be accepting applications for an interim mayor until a special election is held.
After a lengthy discussion, the commission voted 3-1 to accept applications for an interim mayor in accordance to the city charter, which said the commission may fill the seat on an interim basis. Once City Attorney John Hearn finalizes the application, it will be posted.
The commission also made a motion to select the exact date in March 2019 for the special election at their December 5 meeting. Interested mayoral candidates include: Judge Peter Weinstein, former mayors Roy Gold, Vincent Boccard and Scott Brook, and Carlos Verney.
Vice Mayor Joy Carter
Also at Wednesday’s meeting, Joy Carter was selected as the next vice mayor. Carter was elected to Seat 5 in 2014 and has been a resident of Coral Springs for 33 years with over 29 years of community service and volunteer support for multiple organizations.
Carter has had numerous leadership roles in the City of Coral Springs and Broward County. In 1985, she began her career in real estate working for the city’s main developer, Coral Ridge Properties, for 11 years.
During that time, she also served as a volunteer for the economic development foundation. In 2003, she became chair of the chamber of commerce, and later served seven years as chair of chamber trustee. Vice Mayor Carter has received many accolades for her involvement in the chamber and from the real estate organizations that she has worked with.
She has also served on many city committees over the years, including the city’s 50th Anniversary, September 11th 5K, customer involved government and senior advisory council.
Born in Boise, Idaho, she is the proud mother of two daughters, Tara and Mallory. She enjoys a household partnership with her Mom, Mary, and a career as a realtor with Keller Williams Realty located in Coral Springs.