Originally settled in 1868 by W.S. Frasier, the hypenated name, Milton-Freewater, Oregon was created in 1951 from the merger of Milton and Freewater.  The MFDA is proud of our history and focused on revitalizating our Main Street.

MFDA Board of Directors

The board of Directors for the MFDA is comprised of property owners, business owners, residents & elected officials

2019-2020 Board Members

President: Norm Saager

Treasurer:  Mark Driver

Secretary:  Judy Chestnut

Members: Rick Rambo, Susan Kralman, Amber Clark, Gary Robertson, Ed Chesnut


Executive Director:  Julie Culjak

MFDA Committees


Design Committee

Creating an inviting and inclusive atmosphere.

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Promotions Committee

Supporting local economy and developing special events.

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Organizational Committee

Building leadership and forging partnerships.

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Economic Vitality Committee

Building a diverse economy and cultivating  a positive business environment.

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If you would like to volunteer on any of our projects, events, committees or as a board member, please give us your contact information and area of interest using the link to the Volunteer Form or to the Board of Directors Application. If you have any questions, give us a call at 541.969.4485 or e-mail us at mfda.director@gmail.com.  It’s a great way to get involved in your community.​ 


Milton Freewater Downtown Alliance

109 N.E. 5th Avenue

P.O. Box 21

Milton-Freewater, OR 97862

541.969.4485 | mfda.director@gmail.com