Evans Named Citizen of The Year


The Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce has awarded SCCF CEO James Evans with the Citizen of the Year award. Prior to joining SCCF, Evans was the City of Sanibel Director of Natural Resources from 2012–2020.

Evans has more than 22 years of experience working in South Florida ecosystems and expertise in water quality, environmental policy, marine biology, estuarine ecology, and environmental restoration.

Ramirez said, “This year’s Citizen of the Year is someone who has dedicated his professional life to protecting our islands from unfettered development, to keeping our nature intact — making sure that our islands stayed the course and didn’t become like so many others in our state.”