Marketing & Community Relations

Marketing & Community Relations

Programs & Services

The Director of Marketing & Community Relations manages the City’s website content fostering fresh and correct information; interviews colleagues and other individuals to produce media releases and public announcements; and conducts and manages community moral-building initiatives as well as efforts to keep people informed.

Champion of the Month”

The City of Marion showcases individuals who display exceptional servant leadership and/​or extraordinary achievement in the community. Anyone may share a story of a Champion through our homepage. We intake stories and recommendations, and announce the Champion of the Month”. Find Champion Archives.

Employee Spotlight”

Highlights great work or display of exceptional character by an individual or group of City of Marion employees. The Employee Spotlight is announced in order of receipt from the employees’ direct supervisor. Find Employee Spotlight Archives.

Business Spotlight”

We feature an outstanding Marion business each month in collaboration with the Grant County Economic Growth Council, the Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street Marion. Find Business Spotlight Archives.

Dog Date Afternoon”

An ongoing promotional campaign where Marketing & Community Relations Director Layla Price-Bodkin participates in Marion Animal Care & Control’s Loaning Love” program by taking a shelter dog for a walk at a Marion park or public place in order to promote pet adoption and Marion’s public places. Find #DogDateAfternoon Archives.

Weather Wise”

A social media educational campaign created to help the Marion community prepare for the changing seasons by providing simple tips. Weather Wise Facebook Weather Wise Twitter


Talk of Marion”

Monthly program to educate the community through featuring a rotation of City leaders on the popular morning radio program, Good Morning Grant County,” on AM 1400 WBAT the 4th Tuesday of each month from 8:10 – 8:25am.

City Website Design

A partnership with Indiana Wesleyan University’s Marion Design Co. where students, professors, and volunteers worked closely with City of Marion leaders to design and develop a clean and robust website, providing an attractive, reliable, and resourceful online hub of information. Smaller projects for the website through this partnership are ongoing and will continue as needs arise.

City Branding Project

A partnership with Marion Design Co. of Indiana Wesleyan University where students, professors, and volunteers devoted time and resources to develop a strong new identity and brand for the City of Marion based off of extensive research, community collaboration, and creative design…all while learning and advancing the University’s educational menu. To learn more, click the attachment below…

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