We’re a back-to-back All-Star Community. Marion is one of only three Iowa communities recognized by the Iowa League of Cities in both 2017, 2018 and 2020. The designation honors innovative efforts in urban renewal, collaboration or quality of life improvements.
Unique Sense of Community
As one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, Marion is intentional about maintaining its unique sense of community. A variety of festivals and cultural events bring families, friends and neighbors together. The Marion Arts Festival - held each spring - is ranked as one of the nation’s best.