Mardi Turner was elected to her first term on City Council in 2015 and re-elected for a second term in May 2017. After the resignation of Dr. Wayne Franklin, Mardi was elected as Mayor Pro Tem at the November 12, 2018 City Council meeting. She has been a resident of West University Place for more than 20 years with her husband, Mark. She has a degree in mathematics from Northwestern University and masters in business administration from Rider University in New Jersey.
Mardi has a background in information technology, specializing in the design and implementation of large banking systems. Mardi served the City as a member of the Traffic Task Force, the Recycling and Solid Waste Management Committee, the Parks and Recreation Board and the Recreational Facilities Master Planning Citizens Task Force. This last group helped with design decisions for both Colonial Park and the Recreation Center.She has also been a volunteer/docent at the Houston Zoo for sixteen years.