Grant awarded to MIM Parks and Rec Committee

Representatives and awardees of the Mattoon Community Trust Grant 2019

Mattoon in Motion (MIM) Parks and Rec committee is honored to be awarded $2,200 in grant money from the Mattoon Community Trust Grant.

With this grant money, the MIM Parks and Rec committee will initiate the Mattoon Butterfly Initiative and Beautification project.

This project is going to focus on creating a 1-acre butterfly habitat along the Mattoon Bike Path. The goal of the project is to utilize unused space along the bike path to showcase different flowers and plants that attract pollinators and beautify the already expanding bike path.

The Parks and Rec Committee is committed to work with the city and other organizations to support those who want to diversify our environment and create spaces that entice citizens to utilize our great parks and recreational areas.

Once planted, it will take up to a full year to develop. With the idea that all good things take time in mind, Mattoon in Motion is looking towards the future and thinking about what it means to become a forward-thinking organization.

Last year, the Parks and Rec committee spawned the creation of the Bike path committee and the Tree Commission. Also, with the help of local volunteers, we supported local park clean up days.

Thank you all who continue to support Mattoon In Motion, and it’s goals of creating an environment that spurs innovation and growth.

We want to congratulate all the recipients of the Mattoon Community Trust Grant. We are proud of all the excellent work that each group is doing in and for the community.

Check out the JG-TC article for others in the area who were awarded money from the Mattoon Community Trust Grant.

Thank you to our Volunteers who make MIM possible.

On November 14th, Mattoon in Motion held it’s second annual community update meeting. Around 275 people attended. We were honored to have Joshua Covey, Stephen R. Covey’s son, come and speak.

As a community organization, we are growing and thriving. With the array of volunteers in each committee, we are focused on developing and increasing our network so that we do not duplicate our efforts and utilize the resources we have in our rural community effectively and efficiently.

Thanks to all who are making Mattoon in Motion a reality.

Thank you to all our volunteers who have made this event a reality.

For more information on how to get involved, Contact us today.

Mattoon in Motion 2nd Annual Community Update

Featuring Guest Speaker

Joshua Covey

6-8 pm, Thursday, November 14th

Cross County Mall (Former Carson’s Location)

Doors open at 5:30 PM

Join us to learn more about the latest accomplishments from the six of our different committees. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and learn from Joshua Covey, Stephen R. Covey’s son and part of the Franklin Covey Foundation.

About Joshua Covey

With a background in strategy consulting, Joshua has advised executives across multiple industries including healthcare, technology, consumer products and education. He draws on a wealth of experience in helping organizations to more effectively achieve their objectives.

Please RSVP Via Facebook Event page or using this QR Code below.


Please see the flyer below.

Futures day update-

Mattoon in Motion Workforce Committee organized a “Live” list of new scholarship information for parents and students.

The list of Scholarship Information as of 9/17/19 is a accumulation of information from various local resources and is here for your convenience. Come back periodically as this list will be updated as new scholarship information becomes available.

As the workforce development committee, we surveyed parents at MHS registration and found that parents needed/ wanted more information on Scholarships in and around the area. This live link is our effort to put actions into outcomes.

Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Mattoon in Motion Community Update November 14th from 6 pm-8 pm at the Cross County Mall.

Come and see what is happening in our community. Food will be provided.

Voters Choice- Chicago Innovation Awards- Mattoon in Motion- Let’s Vote!

Mattoon in Motion is named one of the Top 100 Finalists for the 18th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards!

We are now in the running for the top 10 and other awards that are being offered within the Chicago Innovation Awards.

There is a People’s Choice Award. Let’s show our commitment to our region by Voting for Mattoon in Motion. We have been here before and have succeeded.

Let’s do it again!

Click here to vote, we are on page 6.

Voting ends on Tuesday, October 15th.

Tom Kuczmarski, the co-founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards, said, “This year’s nominees are some of the fastest-growing organizations in the upper Midwest, and we are proud to celebrate them.” See full press release here.

The top 100 were invited to a day-long executive education course at the Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Final winners will be announced October 28th. Be sure to Vote!

The winners will be invited to ring the Nasdaq Bell in New York City, and meetings with the Mayor, Governor and Cook County President along with widespread media recognition.

Let’s keep moving forward and getting the word out about our great community.

Innovation is not just in Chicago.