Marikay Abuzuaiter's


Marikay was a small business owner for 22 years. (Mahi’s restaurant) and understands how important entrepreneurs are to our economy.

Her community service record shows her devotion to our City.

  • #1 in “People of Influence” in the City of Greensboro, News and Record, June 18, 2017
  • Executive Committee, Family Justice Center (FJC)
  • Chair, Municipal Planning Organization (MPO) 2016-present
  • Board Member, Municipal Planning Organization, 2012-present
  • Board Member, Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)
  • Board Member, FaithAction International
  • Board Member, Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC)
  • Member, Economic Development Committee, City of Greensboro
  • Member, Operations and Planning Committee, PART
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Marikay Abuzuaiter's


Marikay has lived in Greensboro her entire adult life, moving here in 1972.  She worked at a local university for 13 years before becoming a small business owner.  Being the owner of Mahi’s Restaurant for 22 years gave her a sense of how valuable locally owned businesses are to the City economy.

Her husband has also been a small business owner for 30 years. She met her husband, Isa, in Greensboro and they have been married for 40 years.  Her two boys, Joey and Michael, are her pride and joy and are also small business owners in Greensboro.

Marikay Abuzuaiter's


Leadership, Training & Awards


  • Greensboro City Academy Graduate, 2008
  • IMPACT Greensboro Graduate, 2008
  • Greensboro Citizens Police Academy Graduate, 2012


  • City Council at Large Councilperson, 2011-present
  • Council Liaison to the Human Relations Commission, 2013-present
  • Council Liaison to the Solid Waste Commission, 2015-present
  • Council Liaison to the Commission on the Status of Women, 2015-present
  • Chair, International Advisory Committee, 2010-2011
  • Co-chair, International Advisory Committee, 2008-2010
  • Vice Chair, Human Relations Commission, 2010-2011
  • Human Relations Commissioner, 2008-2010


  • Friend of the Firefighter Award, 2012
  • Woman of the Year, Guilford Greene Foundation, 2017
  • Economic and Environmental Justice Award, 2017

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What people say

  • It is my pleasure to inform you that Equality NC will be endorsing your candidacy in the 2017 cycle. Congratulations! read more

    Equality NC endorses Marikay Abuzuaiter
    Equality NC
  • The Greensboro Police Officers Association, and it’s 593 members will be endorsing your 2017 campaign for The Greensboro City Council. read more

    Greensboro Police Officers Association
    Greensboro Police Officers Association
  • Your candidacy for At-Large member of the Greensboro City Council has been endorsed by the 506 members of the Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro. read more

    Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro IAFF Local 947
  • Marikay is the hardest working elected official I have ever known.

    Marikay Abuzuaiter endorsement
    James Bennett
  • Marikay is a true at-large candidate with an at large heart for all citizens of Greensboro. From walking neighborhoods or attending meetings, Marikay is determined to make a positive difference in the lives of the people she serves.

    Irish Spencer supports Marikay Abuzuaiter
    Irish Spencer
  • Marikay is a hard worker for our city. I worked with her on the Greensboro MPO. She came prepared, asked good questions and voted to move Greensboro’s transportation forward.

    Cheryl McQueary
    Cheryl McQueary
  • Marikay has my support for City Councilwoman At- Large!

    As a council member, she has been supportive of the efforts in Northeast Greensboro. She has been a member of the Concerned Citizens of Northeast Greensboro for many years, is a member of the Citizens for Economic and Environmental Justice (CEEJ), an owner/member of the Renaissance Community Co-op and she has advocated for economic development in our city.

    Goldie Wells supports Marikay Abuzuaiter
    Dr. Goldie Wells
    Community Leader