Programs & Services
Champion of the Month
The City of Marion showcases local individuals displaying exceptional servant leadership and/or extraordinary achievement. We take stories and recommendations, and announce Champions each month. Find Archives or Share a Story of someone you recommend.
“This is a terrific program. I just love feel-good stories, and believe we need more of them.” — Cathy Shouse
We feature outstanding Marion businesses each month in partnership with the Grant County Economic Growth Council, Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street Marion/Discover Marion Downtown. Find Business Spotlight Archives.
We highlight great work and/or exceptional character of an individual or group of City of Marion employees. The monthly program lifts up the work of the particular Spotlight while educating the community on the role and duties of the individual or group. Find Employee Spotlight Archives.
Talk of Marion
“Talk of Marion” is a monthly segment during the popular morning talk radio program, “Good Morning Grant County,” educating the community by featuring City leaders focusing on various topics. The segment airs on AM 1400 / FM 105.5 WBAT every 4th Tuesday of the month from 8:10 – 8:25am.
Make My Move
The City is working with Indianapolis-based firm, Make My Move, to attract and attain remote workers to Marion from all over the country. This incentive program, partially funded through a grant from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, provides $5,000 for moving expenses, and additional complimentary perks, thanks to local businesses and organizations. See all of our offers.
New and returning Marion residents are presented with a letter from the Mayor upon utility hook-up inviting them to pick up a Welcome Bag at City Hall at their convenience. This introduces (or re-introduces) them to the Marion community through the City of Marion Mayor’s Office visit and warm welcome from city employees, as well as the goodies and resources filled in the bag from local departments and partners.
Dog Date Afternoon
A dual campaign featuring adoptable shelter dogs while promoting public places, events, or attractions. Find #DogDateAfternoon Archives.
The website’s design was implemented through a partnership with Marion Design Co. (birthed out of Indiana Wesleyan University’s Division of Art & Design) where students, professors, and volunteers worked with the City of Marion to design and develop a clean and robust website to provide an attractive, reliable, and resourceful online hub of information. The content on this site is produced and maintained by the City’s Director of Marketing & Community Relations.
The Marion flag proudly displays the City of Marion “M” mark which was revealed as the graphic of the City of Marion’s brand/identity in January of 2017, created by students and volunteers of Marion Design Co. from collaboration among citizens.
“The Marion M comes from the repeating patterns within our many blocks and streets of businesses, homes, and great organizations. The center of the M is proportional to the center square where the Grant County Court House sits.” – Marion Design Co.
The blocks represent the many stories…from painful to triumphant…from all walks of life, coming together. The M is tilted on a 45-degree angle from the Marion grid as it sits today, allowing the M to move forward into the future.
The colors of the Marion “M” include a spectrum of soothing and calming blues representing trust and responsibility; teal representing clarity, growth, and spirit; comfortably resting on a white background which symbolizes purity, peace, and refreshing new ideas.
We have a store for city-branded gear just for you! Select from t‑shirts, tanks, pullovers, flat-billed caps, canvas bags, and more through the City of Champions Apparel Store.
Marion Design Co. is comprised of students, professors, and volunteers. Between 2016 and 2017, they devoted many hours and resources to develop a strong 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. This neat video about Marion Design Co. during the Marion branding process was produced by Taylor University film students: