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Let's Build a Vibrant Milton-Freewater Together

Our vision is a community working together to create a vibrant and prosperous Milton-Freewater where everyone benefits.

$43,700 raised

$50,000 goal

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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!

Since 2012, the MFDA has planned and designed events and community spaces to create an inviting, family-friendly and inclusive climate in Main Street Districts for new and existing businesses.

As an advocate for tourism and local business, The Chamber has sponsored many community promoting events like the Muddy Frog Water Festival, Christmas Magic and the Annual Awards Banquet.The two organizations have already partnered on many projects to date. From Brews by the Blues to Cinco de Mayo to Make a Difference Day and construction of the Gathering Place and Freewater Square, the MFDA and Chamber co-exist to create vibrant community.


This official merger will allow the two organizations to streamline business functions and shift focus to the goal of community building. Through engaging community and business events, resources to support business growth, promotion of the region and creation of a growing and diverse network of community volunteers, we will work toward the same end – a thriving Milton Freewater.

As a community member, we know you dream about what Milton Freewater could be in 5, 15, or 20 years with a little team work and cooperation. As a merging board of volunteers, we envision a future where:

  • Every empty store front has a viable business
  • Community members can meet any need with a 5-minute drive (or walk)
  • Diverse shopping and dining opportunities impress potential residents
  • Tourists visit to take advantage of offerings only we supply
  • Beautiful tree-lined streets lead to vibrant community spaces
  • Empty and deteriorating lots are transformed into parklets

Imagine regional partnerships that advance all of our individual community interests, leveraging the distinct Rocks District AVA and emerging outdoor recreational opportunities – we are the gateway to the Blues.

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!