Get Involved & Learn More About Your Community

Are you looking to get involved or to learn more about the Marvin Community? Below are helpful tips and resources to ensure you don't miss a thing!


Learn About Marvin's Identity and History

Village of Marvin, Enriched by NatureThe Village of Marvin is not just Enriched by Nature, Marvin is also enriched by its history! Marvin was initially incorporated in 1994 by a group of Union County residents who wanted to chart their own course together. Since incorporation, Marvin has grown from a few hundred residents to more than 6,300 residents.

In 2022, the Village of Marvin conducted a branding project with extensive public input to create a logo and tagline that truly enveloped everything that Marvin residents love about their community. If you're new to the area or are just getting to know your community, we are proud to welcome you to the Village of Marvin, Enriched by Nature!

To read more about who we are and the origins of Marvin, click the link below.


Village Communications

Marvin Wise NewsletterCommunication and transparency are paramount among the priorities of the Village Government. Throughout the past few years, the Village of Marvin has greatly expanded its online presence and communicates through multiple channels, including through our Resident's Email List, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

The Village of Marvin is proud to publish an email newsletter twice each month. The Marvin Wise Newsletter is the official government email newsletter of the Village of Marvin and is home to all the latest information about Village events and projects. The newsletter is usually published on the first and third Fridays of each month.

For Village email communications, there are archives online of our most recent email newsletters, meeting notices, public hearing notices, and press releases. Click the link below for more information about Village Communications and for links to sign up for our Residents' List!


Attend a Meeting or Watch One Online

One of the fastest ways to learn about what is going on in Marvin is by attending meetings. Agenda packets are normally published on the Friday before each scheduled meeting. If you are not able to attend a meeting, please consider watching our meeting recordings on YouTube. Most meetings are either livestreamed or are video-recorded and posted on YouTube.


Coffee with Council & Town Hall Meetings

Coffee with Council LogoCoffee with Council are events intended to promote transparency and open dialogue between the Village Council and the public. During these events, members of the public can meet with the Mayor and Council Members in an informal setting to discuss issues of interest.

Coffee with Council events are held on the first Thursday morning of each month from 10-11am, as well as on the fourth Tuesday evening of each month from 6-7pm.


Town Hall Meeting LogoTown Hall Meetings are special events usually held twice per year, where the public is able to learn and ask questions about all that the Village Council and Staff are working on. These events are intended to promote government transparency. Sometimes, the Village even hosts a variation of these events where the event is an open forum, meaning that the topics to be discussed are decided upon by those in attendance.


Contact Your Council Members & Village Staff

Openness, communication, and transparency are important values of the Village Government. While we encourage everyone to attend meetings, to speak during public comments, to attend Coffee with Council, and to attend community events, we understand that the lives of our residents are incredibly busy. If there is ever an issue that you need help with, please contact your Council Members or Village Staff! The Village Council and Village Staff are always more than happy to help and can set up one-on-one appointments with you to discuss any issue in the community.


Be a Village Volunteer

Village Volunteer LogoThe Village is always looking for volunteers who are inspired to serve the Marvin community. Those interested in serving can be a "Village Volunteer" by:

  • Applying to serve on an advisory board;
  • Volunteering to help out at Marvin Efird Park;
  • Volunteering to help with a Village-hosted event;
  • Volunteering with MARSH;
  • Completing a community service project;
  • and much more...


Attend Community Events

Marvin Day LogoThe Village of Marvin is proud to host numerous events throughout each year with the goals of promoting community cooperation, togetherness, and healthy and active lifestyles. The Village's premier event is the annual Marvin Day Celebration, which features food trucks, vendors, kids activities, a concert, fireworks and much more!

The Village also hosts Moonlight Movies at the Park (seasonal), National Night Out (August or October), Trick or Treat at the Park (October), the Friendship Tree Program (November), and the annual Tree Lighting (December).


Learn about Marvin Efird Park & Village Trails

Marvin Parks & Rec Logo

The Village of Marvin values recreation and healthy lifestyles for its residents. The Village is home to Marvin Efird Park, a 27-acre park located at 8909 New Town Road, which hosts numerous recreational amenities, including the Barn, a picnic shelter, a 9-hole disc golf course, a playground, the community gardens, a fire pit, walking trails, and more!

The Village of Marvin is also home to a growing network of trails and greenways, as well as to public facilities that are available to rent for events. Please see the links below for more information.


Read Village Reports and Plans

Another great way to learn about the Marvin community is by researching and reading our many reports and plans. In 2020, the Village completed a comprehensive update to its Land Use Plan and published its Greenway Master Plan. Since 2020, a number of other important plans have been completed as well.

Planning & Zoning


Parks & Recreation


Wayfinding & Branding Project


Learn About the Village of Marvin's Partner Organizations

The Village of Marvin is not only Enriched by Nature, but also by the dedication of its community and partner organizations. The Village of Marvin is proud to partner with organizations that promote the preservation of local wildlife and collaboration on regional issues.



Village of Marvin Community SignDid you recently discover that your home is technically not in the Village of Marvin? Believe it or not, this is common realization for many in the area. Don't fret, the annexation process, while complicated to explain, is actually very easy to complete. Should your home be eligible, the annexation process takes between 60 and 90 days and does not cost anything to initate. Learn more through the link below and contact the Village Clerk's Office if you have any questions.


Read our FAQs

Do you have a lingering question that you need answered? Check out the Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQs) page, which is full of common questions from Marvin residents. If you still need assistance, please use the Contact the Village form and a staff member will respond as soon as possible.