For 23 days, Diane Turner was Murray’s first female mayor. (Photo/Diane Turner)For a brief moment, Murray had its first female mayor, Diane Turner. With the passing of Mayor Ted Eyre on August 25, Turner was appointed to the role of acting mayor and sworn in on August 29. Murray City is one of 10 Utah cities with a strong mayor-council form of government. Under Utah law, when a vacancy occurs in the office of the mayor, the chair of the city council serves as acting mayor.