Mazahir Salih
At-Large, Mayor Pro Tem
Work Unit: 
410 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA

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Term in office 

First term: Jan. 2, 2018 to Jan. 2, 2022

Elected (by Council) Mayor Pro tem: 2 years, 2020-2022


Civil Engineering Degree, University of Sudan for Science and Technology 

EEG Associate Degree, Kirkwood Community College 

Early Childhood Development Associate Degree, Ashley University 


Husband, Asaad Makawi, and children Luma Makawi (daughter), Ramy Makawi (son), Walid Makawi (son), Mohamed Makawi (son), and Mazen Makawi (son)


Spending time with family, traveling and watching movies 

Iowa City residency

Six years 


Community organizer at the Center for Worker Justice 

On-call EEG technician at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 

Other community services/organizations involvement

Former member of the Community Police Review Board 

Sudanese American for Women and Children Organization 

Former member of the Iowa City Downtown District 

Iowa Valley Global Food Project 

Co-founder of the Center for Worker Justice 

City Manager's Round Table