Outstanding Service to Community Action Award Presented to St. Francois County Community Partnership


Park Hills, MO, – East Missouri Action Agency, Inc. (EMAA) presented its Outstanding Service to Community Action Award to The St. Francois Community Partnership (SFCCP) at the 2016 Missouri CAN Annual Conference. This award recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that have contributed to Community Action’s mission of “helping people and changing lives.”  Missouri CAN is the statewide network of Community Action Agencies, Allies, and Supporters united to end poverty.

SFCCP was nominated due to the steadfast support of EMAA’s mission to help families in our service area and commitment to end poverty. SFCCP and EMAA have collaborated on projects over the years including Back to School Fairs, Season of Hope Christmas project, sharing resources for families in need, and the  overall mission of fighting poverty. This is a relationship EMAA is very proud of and the agency was honored to present this award to such a worthy organization and partner.

EMAA covers eight counties in Southeast Missouri and as a Community Action Agency is tasked with ending poverty in our area. EMAA has four departments including: Community Services, Head Start, Housing, and Women’s Wellness. Within these departments our agency works with thousands of impoverished individuals and families each year to improve their lives. EMAA is proud of this work and will continue to strive to pull people out of poverty.

With local partners such as The St. Francois Community Partnership, East Missouri Action Agency can succeed in their efforts to help people help themselves and each other.


Missouri Community Action Network (Missouri CAN) is the statewide network of Community Action Agencies, Allies, and Supporters united to help people and change lives. Missouri’s 19 nonprofit Community Action Agencies provide localized, direct services to low-income Missourians in every county. Missouri CAN advocates for low-income families and strengthens the Community Action Network through education and training. Together, Missouri CAN be a state where all thrive. Join us at

McCrorey named EMAA’s new Executive Director

EMAA Executive Director Hired

After 38 years with the agency, William (Bill) Bunch, Executive Director of East Missouri Action Agency of Park Hills (EMAA), is retiring on July 31, 2016. EMAA is pleased to announce that Keri McCrorey, currently the EMAA Community Services Director, has been named as his successor and is to begin her transitional journey into the Executive Director office on April 1, 2016 and to fully take the helm on August 1, 2016.
EMAA recognizes Keri as an experienced leader in non-profit administration with a proven track record. Keri is an accomplished executive with more than 26 years of distinguished service helping EMAA clients, increasing organizational efficiency and building strong relationships with partners.
In her current role as Community Services Director, she has provided direction and oversight for programs serving economically challenged communities and families, impacting 18,000 individuals annually. In 2008, Keri won the Charles Braithwaite Community Action Leadership Award for her hard work to assist the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
Keri is a Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP) and holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Community & Economic Development. She is currently the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Missouri Association for Community Action (MACA) and sits on the Board’s Long-Term Planning Committee. Keri a life-long resident of St. Francois County, is married to Mike and has two children, Olivia and Lexxi.
East Missouri Action Agency is very fortunate in having a person of Keri’s caliber to continue and expand the success of Mr. Bunch’s legacy in bringing her expertise to fill the Executive Director role. Her wealth of community connections, stellar leadership skills and vibrant passion in helping others will be an asset for the organization.

Keri McCrorey and Bill Bunch

Need help with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?

East Missouri Action Agency is proud to announce that we have partnered with Cover Missouri. We currently have 6 Certified Application Counselors to help our communities with the Affordable Care Act. We are serving our normal 8 counties of Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Iron, Madison, Perry, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington, and currently we are serving Jefferson County as well. To find CAC  nearest to you, go to Cover Missouri’s Website (link below).