Programs & Services
Champion of the Month
The City of Marion showcases individuals (or groups) who display exceptional servant leadership and/or extraordinary achievement in the community. Anyone may share a story of whom they believe is a community Champion through our homepage. We intake stories and recommendations, and announce the “Champion of the Month”. Find Champion Archives.
We feature an outstanding Marion business each month in collaboration with the Grant County Economic Growth Council, Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street Marion. Find Business Spotlight Archives.
Highlights great work or display of exceptional character by 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 WBAT every 4th Tuesday of the month from 8:10 – 8:25am.
Dog Date Afternoon
An ongoing promotional campaign where the Marketing & Community Relations Director participates in Marion Animal Care & Control’s “Loaning Love” program by taking a shelter dog for a walk at a Marion park, public place or event in order to promote both pet adoption and Marion’s public attractions. Find #DogDateAfternoon Archives.
An educational social media campaign created to help the Marion community prepare for the changing seasons by providing simple tips throughout the year. Weather Wise Facebook; Weather Wise Twitter
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 closely with the City of Marion to design and develop a clean and robust website, providing 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.
Marion’s own Collins Flags is the headquarters for the City of Marion flag. Call them at 800.950.4061 or visit their location at 1301 S. Baldwin Ave. to order your very own Marion flag for your home or place of business. (flag etiquette)
Overall City Branding
Marion Design Co. is comprised of students, professors, and volunteers. Between 2016 and 2017, they devoted many hours 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. This neat video about Marion Design Co. during the Marion branding process was produced by Taylor University film students: