Best Community Activist

Coco Papy

This marks Coco Papy’s second consecutive win in this category, one dominated by the great Tom Kohler for many years. Kohler has recently retired after 30 years with Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy, the seminal area organization he founded. 

The thoughtful, erudite, and innovative Papy would seem to be an able successor to Kohler’s calm, capable, inclusive style. When she won last year she was director of Emergent Savannah, but has since moved on to work with The Creative Coast, another seminal local organization dedicated to incubating community change and innovation. 

Runner-up: Clinton Edminster

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