The EAC is directed by a volunteer Board of Directors (BODs) who receive no compensation for services rendered as BODs. The Executive Director is a paid employee of the Board. Volunteers from the general public, BODs, and various service organizations such as East Georgia College, Emanuel County Board of Education, and other business and and civic organizations create a network of collaboration for programming and service in the community.
Members of the BODs also serve on collaborative committees for local service organizations and events such as the Annual Pine Tree & Southeast Timber EXPO, Fall Festival, Christmas Parade, Chamber of Commerce, and Family Connection. Close connections with the local schools and colleges encourage well rounded community development.