Annual Consumer Champion Awards Celebration

Please join Georgia Watch for our Annual Consumer Champion Awards Celebration on Thursday, October 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the King Historic District. Help us celebrate this year’s consumer champions!


 $100 per individual    $150 per couple


For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz Coyle at

Funds raised from this event will support Georgia Watch’s mission to protect and inform consumers so all Georgians prosper and communities thrive.

Champion for Well-Being

Representative Sharon Cooper, R-Marietta, Health & Human Services Chairman, for her hard work to promote healthcare and healthy conditions for the people of this state, especially the most vulnerable. This year, Chairwoman Cooper was especially strong promoting the well-being of all Georgians. During the 2019 legislative session, she sponsored and passed three bills that got our attention and earned our appreciation, addressing tenant rights, health insurance, and dignity for incarcerated women.

Champion for Change

Janelle Williams, Ph.D., Senior Associate, Atlanta Civic Site, Annie E. Casey Foundation, for her tenacious commitment to equity and justice. Janelle oversees economic opportunity efforts for the Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site. She develops collaborative partnerships to advance strategies and goals that help residents across the city and state develop their skills and access family-supporting career opportunities that enable them to build assets and wealth. Janelle has motivated and inspired Georgia Watch in countless ways to become a stronger advocate for racial equity and the elimination of systemic barriers to opportunity for all Georgians.

Champion for Community Education

Iris Harris, Care Manager at Fayette Senior Services, Inc., for her relentless and steadfast dedication to educating seniors about consumer issues, including medical debt and energy bills. Iris has spent over 7 years serving seniors. As Care Manger, Iris not only provides direct assistance to seniors but also connects them with resources that enable them to protect themselves and remain independent and active.

Champion for Financial Protection

Harry Samler, Better Call Harry, CBS46, for his persistent coverage of financial concerns affecting consumers. Harry, a consumer investigative reporter, has been solving problems on Atlanta’s streets for almost two decades. In 2005, he joined CBS46 where he hosts “Better Call Harry.” Through the “Better Call Harry” segments, he has tackled numerous important issues (including energy bills, surprise medical bills, and predatory loans) to provide necessary consumer education and help consumers protect their financial well-being.

We are proud to recognize these Consumer Champions on October 10! Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.