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The mission of McMinnville Downtown Association (MDA) is to sustain and enhance historic downtown McMinnville as the cultural, retail and professional heart of the community. Since it was established in 1986, the MDA has become a model for downtown districts. A vibrant assortment of unique, locally owned retail shops in the downtown core underscores the low vacancy rate. The healthy mixture of retail, office, residential and other uses maintains a diverse and energetic downtown. By supporting the MDA with their dues, members play an important role in keeping our historic downtown district strong and making McMinnville a more livable city.

Basic Membership in the MDA offers you:

1. An online listing and link on the MDA website
2. Use of our informative bi-weekly E-newsletters to share your news
3. Participation in the MDA Gift Certificate program
4. Member-only access to brochure display space in the Cozine House
5. Sponsorship opportunities for downtown events and improvements
6. Invitations to member meetings
7. Opportunity to participate in promotions, and serve on committees and the board to affect the future of the downtown
8. Opportunity to attend training workshops offered through the Oregon Main Street program, free or at a reduced cost 

MDA members have a chance to make a difference in the health, vitality and livability of historic downtown McMinnville. A strong, active membership provides the MDA with resources that enable the organization to be more effective in its economic development activities. That effectiveness is returned to members in the form of a healthier, move lively downtown district.

Economic Development

The MDA contracts with the City of McMinnville to manage the city's downtown Economic Improvement District. That work is financed by a city assessment on downtown properties, and a contribution from the city's general fund in lieu of assessments that might be applied to city-owned property.
We work with property and business owners on a wide variety of projects seeking to assist with development projects and improve the general economic climate. We provide a unified and influential voice on downtown policies, legislative decisions, parking, streetscape issues, safety and beautification.

More Member Benefits

Opportunities to be involved on decision-making committees that tackle downtown issues related to Design, Economic Restructuring, Promotions, and Traffic & Parking.
Design and historic signage consultations, and assistance with locating funding sources for renovation and facade improvement. 
Opportunity to attend downtown merchant meetings that keep members informed about upcoming activities and provide a forum for feedback to the MDA board and manager. 
Opportunity to take advantage of the Marketing Options available to members only (see Application to Join the MDA above)

Promoting Downtown

The MDA produces and promotes events that are designed to increase customer traffic and establish the downtown as the place for the community and visitors to meet, shop, dine and enjoy the historic ambiance. Since membership dues are dedicated solely to promotions, a strong membership base produces improved promotional efforts that enhance the entire downtown.

Our annual promotions calendar includes:

Concerts on the Plaza Series
UFO Festival (in partnership with McMenamins Hotel Oregon)
Turkey Rama (in partnership with the McMinnville Chamber of Commerce)
McMinnville Farmers' Market
Halloween Safe & Sane Trick or Treat Downtown
Santa's Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Historic Downtown Tours

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

Upcoming Events

Apr

29

Support our many wonderful, participating businesses downtown!

Downtown McMinnville
Downtown McMinnville

May

01

62nd Annual Distinguished Service Awards

McMinnville Grand Ballroom | McMinnville

McMinnville Distinguished Service Awards has been a long standing tradition since 1955. While this is not an MDA event, we do assist with logistics and planning to keep this tradition alive. RSVP by April 26th. Call Rebecca at 503-472-3605 or email your reservation to Info@DowtownMcMinnville.comTickets are $40.00 per personNo Host Bar Honoring:Rocky Wade- Man of the Year Mary Martin- Woman of the ...
McMinnville Grand Ballroom
McMinnville Grand Ballroom 325 NE Third Street

May

19

Each year in May, downtown McMinnville is "visited" in a cosmic sense. Beings from other galaxies walk the street during the Worlds Largest UFO Festival in the World!  Partake in a parade, enjoy live entertainment, watch the pet costume contest and peruse vendor booths over this two-day festival. 

Jun

24

RELAY REUNION: Rediscover, Reconnect and Reunite!

Duniway Middle School Field | McMinnville

McMinnville Relay For LifeAmerican Cancer SocietySaturday June 24, 2017 Noon to Midnight Duniway Middle School Field (On 2nd Street just past Michelbook Lane)Not too late to form a team.Survivors & Participants can register free at relayforlife.org/mcminnvilleor For more info contact us at mcminnvillerelayforlife@gmail.comCheck us out on Facebook at McMinnville ...
Duniway Middle School Field
Duniway Middle School Field

Jul

07

Celebrating its 57th year, Turkey Rama is one of McMinnville’s oldest and most loved traditions! The community festival observes the historical importance of the once-thriving turkey business in the surrounding county. The turkey farms are gone, but Turkey Rama lives on!  As the face of our community has changed, so has the festival itself. Downtown you’ll find vendors, a Food Court ...
Downtown McMinnville
Downtown McMinnville
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