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Posted on: August 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Mike Henry Takes Leave of Absence

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CARBONDALE –Mayor John “Mike” Henry has announced he will take a temporary leave of absence until further notice.

Councilwoman Carolin Harvey will assume the role of Mayor Pro Tempore and will take over mayoral duties during Mayor Henry’s absence.

The Mayor issued the following statement: "My heart has been filled with indescribable sadness since the sudden loss of my wife, Terri. While our families mourn and process this unspeakable tragedy, we request privacy as we make arrangements and thank you for your condolences.”

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