The McMinnville Downtown Association works to promote and enhance our historic downtown as the social, economic, and cultural heart of the community. 

 

Our Mission

The McMinnville Downtown Association works to promote and enhance our historic downtown as the economic, social and cultural heart of the community.

                I think our goals should be listed under each of the 4-point approach committees. Like our future goals or goals for 2017 and then have them in a bulleted list.


The importance of the MDA’s current role as an organizing and management process for a healthy downtown, cannot be overstated.
— Walt Gowell, Haugeberg, Rueter, Gowell, Fredricks & Higgins, P.C.

What We've Achieved

  • Dropped the vacancy rate of downtown buildings from 20% to 3%. 
  • Successful growth of public art projects. 
  • Installation and maintenance of flower baskets throughout the downtown. 
  • Year-round downtown beautification and fall leaf clean-up. 
  • Provides assistance with facade improvement grants for qualifying businesses. 
  • Linfield internship program. 
  • Historic walking tours of the downtown and development of HistoricMac.com
  • UFO Festival, Turkey Rama Festival, Concerts on the Plaza and more!
  • Public workshops and lectures. 
  • Downtown Park Ranger patrol program during the tourism season. 
  • Downtown Farmers Market.