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A Community working together to create a Vibrant and Prosperous Milton-Freewater where everyone benefits.

Nestled near the spectacular Blue Mountains, among bountiful orchards, wheat fields and vineyards, Milton-Freewater is a distinct community offering a serene rural lifestyle with quick access to major cities and world-class conveniences. Milton-Freewater enjoys a great location within picturesque northeastern Oregon.​

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The Milton Freewater Downtown Alliance (MFDA) and the Milton Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) have joined forces! We need your support to build a vibrant Milton Freewater together!

We envision a community any family would be proud to call home led by a dynamic pool of community members who work together to make this vision become a reality. But visions are only visions without partners and funding to make it happen. That’s where you come in. We are looking for community partners to join with us to build Milton Freewater together. Our founding fund goal is $50,000. Would you consider investing in your community with a generous gift of $200, $500, $1,000 or more?

An investment in the Milton Freewater Chamber and Downtown Alliance is an investment in the future of this community! Thank you for your support of this beautiful community we all call home!


The MFDA strives to revitalize the main street areas throughout Milton-Freewater.  We are using the “Main Street Approach” created by the Oregon Main Street Program -a branch of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This approach serves as an all-encompassing way to allow Milton-Freewater to reach its full potential. Whether it is beautifying streets and building facades, highlighting the historical aspects of a building, or providing support for new and existing business owners, the MFDA exists to serve the community.

Our mission to create an inviting, family-friendly and inclusive climate in Main Street Districts for new and existing businesses through improvements to infrastructure and increased promotion.

Milton-Freewater Chamber Downtown Alliance

Executive Director Job Announcement


Position Term: Full-time, exempt position with regular evening work, occasional weekend work, and some travel.

Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000 depending on experience.

Reports to: Milton-Freewater Chamber Downtown Alliance Board

Position Overview:

The Executive Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the daily activities and operations of the MFCDA. The Executive Director will work with the MFCDA, Chamber, and Downtown Alliance boards and Volunteer Committees to create a welcoming, economically diverse community. The current strategic areas of focus include: Outreach/Organization, Economic Vitality, Promotions/Tourism, Design/Property Improvement, and Business to Business Support. A significant portion of the job requires an “on the street” presence with the executive director calling on businesses, property owners, and other stakeholders.

Qualifications – includes but is not limited to:

  • At least 2 years of experience managing economic or community development initiatives, or relevant experience.

  • Experience in nonprofit administration or leadership.

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: business/economic development, city/urban planning, marketing, historic preservation, community organizing, or volunteer management.

  • Experience and commitment to fundraising, especially working with a board of directors to develop and implement successful fundraising activities.

  • Experience fostering and maintaining strong relationships with civic leaders and a variety of community stakeholders.

  • Go to https://mfdowntown.org for a full job description and complete list of qualification and details on how to apply, or email info@mfdowntown.org.

MFCDA Executive Director Job Application - How to Apply:

- Provide your complete RESUME to include, at a minimum, THREE REFERENCES.

- Include a COVER LETTER addressing your qualifications for the position including how you approach community engagement, and helping an organization build capacity.


$10 for My Town

We are asking each citizen to contribute to help us make Freewater a gathering place with the proper mix of retail, restaurants, wine tasting and activities.

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Create a family legacy...  Purchase a Gathering Place Engraved Paver. The gift that will last for generations.

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As a Main Street America Affiliate™, the Milton Freewater Downtown Alliance is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.


P. O. Box 21

Milton-Freewater, OR 97862, USA