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
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
Responsible for: promoting Milton-Freewater Main Street Districts, culture, and community life for both residents and visitors.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s a great way to get involved in your community.