Co-Creator Initiative Overview

The Create Columbus Commission believes that Columbus’ success and competitiveness will accelerate if young professionals (YP) are intentionally engaged as active collaborators and co-creators of the city’s future. Having young professionals at the table as equal contributors will help the city avoid complacency, sustain a sense of urgency for progress, and commit to making forward-thinking change.

The Co-Creator Initiative led by the Create Columbus Commission aims to raise the profile of outstanding young professionals and increase YP representation on key boards and commissions around the city.

This initiative launched in 2016 with the start of the City’s only ongoing YP Recognition program, the Create Columbus Visionary Award.  Each quarter the Create Columbus Commission in partnership with Columbus City Council identifies and honors an outstanding YP who is making an impact and helping to create a better future for Columbus.