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.

Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At the Milton-Freewater Downtown Alliance, a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees and volunteers, whatever their race, creed, religion, color, age, disability, marital status, parental status, veteran status, military status, national origin, political affiliation, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, and any other status are protected by the law. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement of our staff. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

MFDA Board of Directors

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

2021-2022 Board Members

President: Mark Driver

VP: Norm Saager

Treasurer: Mark Driver

Secretary: Judy Chesnut

Members: Rick Rambo, Susan Kralman,

Vicki Shaver, Andres Salinas


Executive Director:  Julie Culjak

MFDA Committees


Design Committee

Responsible for: educating others about good design, providing good design advice, and encouraging quality improvement to properties and public spaces, planning main street development, and motivating others to make changes

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Promotions Committee

Responsible for: promoting Milton-Freewater Main Street Districts, culture, and community life for both residents and visitors.

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Outreach Committee

Responsible for: raising money for projects and administration from donations, sponsorships, and grants; managing staff and volunteers, promoting the main street program, and managing finances and good accounting procedures.

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Economic Vitality Committee

Responsible for: analyzing current economic condition, identifying opportunities for market growth, strengthening existing and recruiting new businesses and supporting the overall health of the district.

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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