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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