Shelbyville Illinois


Population 4,971
Completed MAPPING program in 2011


  • Shelbyville created the organization Shelbyville Works to represent the entire MAPPING group.
  • A bike trail connection to downtown Shelbyville is fully funded and in design (funded 80% by an ITEP-2010 grant pursued by members of Shelbyville Works and 20% to be funded by the City of Shelbyville).
  • Shelbyville applied for and was awarded a $1,041,630 ITEP-2012 Streetscape grant for improvements to downtown Shelbyville.
  • Developed a shop local campaign.
  • Holds an annual City Walk Shelbyville – guided tours of the historic downtown.
  • Created new city website –
  • Developed façade program utilizing TIF funds. Architect is developing renderings for façade improvements for several businesses. First renovation has been completed.
  • Promoting Shelbyville Schools long-range facilities plan, including a recently completed construction project for geothermal service and air conditioning for the middle school. Were successful in putting together a nearly interest free bond issue and grant funds for project.
  • Created and implementing an entrepreneurship program at the high school.
  • Organized and implemented a spring planting along Main Street that brought out 42 volunteers and brightened the downtown with colorful plants.
  • Created professional marketing materials for the community, including a logo and video.
  • Utilizing social media to promote Shelbyville and the Shelbyville Works group.
  • Created a community volunteers database to recruit and effectively manage community volunteers.