There are downtowns – and then there are Downtowns. Downtown Freehold has always been the nucleus for activity and enjoyment; Downtown Freehold continues, after more than two centuries, to be the central gathering place for Western Monmouth County.
In 1992, Downtown Freehold received a priceless gift of renewal and stewardship in the formation of The Freehold Center Management Corporation, the nonprofit entity established by ordinance to manage the municipality’s special improvement district. The Freehold Center Management Corporation is founded upon the recognition that Downtown Freehold is the heart of Freehold Borough, and Western Monmouth County. Downtown Freehold works on behalf of all those who live, work or invest in the Downtown to achieve the following goals: Foster the downtown’s economic development, Encourage the downtown’s revitalization, Preserve the downtown’s historic past.
In pursuit of these goals, Downtown Freehold is committed to inviting and collaborating with all members of the public and private sectors who share this vision to build a Partnership that creates and implements an action-oriented plan to realize these goals.
Downtown Freehold is comprised of dedicated professionals who pledge their efforts, ideas and time to sustaining a pro-active organization that addresses concerns and challenges as they may arise, and to create a thriving and safe downtown for all to enjoy, all year long.
2023-24 Annual Budget & Meeting Schedule
Click here for the 2023 – 2024 Approved Budget
Click Here for the 2023 – 2024 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
Our Board of Directors
Chairperson: Mike Federici, Federici’s Family Restaurant; Commercial Property Owner
Vice Chairperson: Norma Alicea, Amboy Bank; Commercial Property Owner
Treasurer: Anthony Cammallere, T&K Contractors; Commercial Property Owner
Secretary: Maureen Fasano, Eric Fasano Agency – Farmers Insurance; Business Owner
Immediate Past Chairperson: Jean Holtz; Resident
Lazaro Cardenas, Esq., Patel, Soltis, Cardenas, & Boost; Business Owner
Marianne Earle, The Earle Companies; Resident- Past Chairperson
Dave Esquenazi, Aurum Events & Catering; Business Owner
Robert Gerrity, Immediate Appliance; Resident
Rob Kash, Metropolitan Café; Commercial Property Owner- Past Chairperson
Paul Nebb, Titan Technologies; Commercial Property Owner
Mike Page, The Court Jester; Business Owner- Past Chairperson
Marlene Rogala, Especially For You Florist & Gift Shop; Business Owner- Past Chairperson
Jim Wainwright, Freehold Bank; Commercial Property Owner
Councilwoman Annette Jordan
Mayor Kevin Kane/ Business Administrator Steve Gallo
County Commissioner Director Thomas Arnone, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Commissioners
Teri O’Connor, Monmouth County Administrator
Chief Craig Dispenza, Freehold Borough Police Department
Lazaro Cardenas Esq., Latino Coalition of Monmouth County
Shannon Eadon, Monmouth County Historical Association
Jeffrey J. Friedman Esq., Executive Director/Business Advocate/ Custodian of Records
Dru-Anne Palaima, Event & Marketing Director