The City of Merriam received a state award in honor of several community grant programs offered to its residents.
The League of Kansas Municipalities on Oct. 14 honored the City with its Inspire – Create – Innovate Community Awards for economic development during its annual conference in Overland Park. The award celebrates recent “innovations, programs, community projects, and acknowledge overall excellence in local government.”
The League said it recognized Merriam for its three grant programs that help spur economic development. Those grants include the Exterior Home Improvement Grant, Block Party Grant, and Neighborhood Island Grant.
Merriam was one of six cities across the state to receive a community award. This is the second year the League has recognized Kansas cities.