design committee


The MDA's Design Committee focuses on creating an inviting atmosphere through attractive window displays, building improvements, street furniture, signs, sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping. All of these elements convey a positive message to community members and tourists alike. The Design Committee strives to encourage good maintenance practices to building owners, encouraging new construction, the development of historic design guidelines and long-term planning.

The Design Committee is tasked with the following:

  • Downtown banners
  • Street furniture
  • Holiday Twinkle Lights
  • Flower baskets and shrubbery
  • Sidewalk maintenance and guidance
  • Signage and sandwich boards
  • Leaf blowing
  • Historic design guidelines
  • Street Sweeping

Design Committee Members

Chair - Rob Stephenson, Rob Stephenson Landscape and Design

Co- Chair - Patty Schoenthal Sorensen, Mcminnville Garden Club

Member - Rosemarie Caughran, McMinnville Garden Club

Member - Steve Rupp, Citizen at large

Member - Jenny Berg, McMinnville Pubic Library

Staff - Bradly James, MDA Executive Director


The Design Committee meets every third Wednesday at 4:00pm at Willamette Valley Vineyards Tasting Room.