Empowering young professionals to co-create our city

The Create Columbus Commission (CCC) is an engaged group of young professionals (YPs), who are seen as the community’s foremost thought leaders on young professional interests, experiences, and priorities.

The Columbus region is home to the 8th highest concentration of YPs among major U.S. metros. Elevating the YP voice is critical to our city’s economic success, urban density, and ability to attract new talent from across the nation.

Through strategic community building efforts and a targeted YP grants program, the CCC strives to make Columbus the nation’s number one place for YPs to live, work, and thrive.

The CCC works to advocate and pursue initiatives focused on:

  • Economic prosperity
  • Co-creation
  • Affordable Housing
  • Community Pulse

The CCC was established in 2007 by Mayor Michael B. Coleman, former Columbus City Council President Michael C. Mentel, and former Columbus Chamber of Commerce CEO Ty Marsh.

In 2017 the City and the Commission separated association to allow further expansion, and independence in the Commissions’ work; in 2018 the CCC became a recognized 501(c)(3). Today the Commission is a body of over 40 YPs.