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Amber Evans posthumously awarded with a Create Columbus Visionary Award

A community activist whose life was cut short has been honored by the City of Columbus.

A community activist whose life was cut short has been honored by the City of Columbus.

Council members posthumously awarded Amber Evans a Create Columbus Visionary Award, an accolade that recognizes young professionals who are making a difference.

Evans disappeared the evening of Monday, January 28. Her body was recovered from the Scioto River in March.

Columbus City Council President Shannon G. Hardin posted a message to Amber’s parents.

“Thank you to Mr. Peters and Ms. Fischer for sharing your daughter with this city. Amber Evans was a community champion and a powerful force for a more just Columbus.”