SERVE named CMCA’s Community Partner of the Year

CMCA Executive Director Darin Preis presents a plaque declaring SERVE, Inc. the CMCA's Community Partner of the Year to a surprised SERVE Executive Director Steve Mallinckrodt Wednesday. SERVE was nominated for the annual award, given to just one agency in CMCA's eight-county jurisdiction, for their dedication to helping those in need in Callaway.

CMCA Executive Director Darin Preis presents a plaque declaring SERVE, Inc. the CMCA's Community Partner of the Year to a surprised SERVE Executive Director Steve Mallinckrodt Wednesday. SERVE was nominated for the annual award, given to just one agency in CMCA's eight-county jurisdiction, for their dedication to helping those in need in Callaway. Photo by Dean Asher.

In a surprise ceremony 1 p.m. Monday, SERVE, Inc. in Fulton received Central Missouri Community Action’s annual Community Partner of the Year Award, given to just one agency or group in CMCA’s eight-county region.

Each year, CMCA issues the Partner of the Year Award to groups and organizations partnered with CMCA on projects or ideas that address poverty at a local or regional level. SERVE was nominated by two CMCA employees: Callaway County Community Organizer Tad Dobyns, and IT Director Chris Macy.

“I started this position less than a year ago, and everyone suggested that I contact and work with SERVE, because they really had a finger on the pulse of the community they serve in Callaway,” said Dobyns. “I can say without hesitation they have a measurable impact daily on the folks they serve in Callaway County on a variety of programs offered.”

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