About Downtown

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 Annual Meeting- Election & Budget Vote

3/8/23; 5:30 pm at the American Hotel

Click here for the 2023 – 2024 Proposed Budget

Click here for the 2023- 2024 Election Slate & Voting Information

Click Here for the 2023 – 2024 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

Our Board of Directors


Chair: Jean Holtz; Resident

Vice Chair: Mike Federici, Federici’s Family Restaurant; Commercial Property Owner

Treasurer: Mike Page, The Court Jester; Business Owner

Secretary: Norma Alicea, Amboy Bank; Commercial Property Owner

Board Members

Anthony Cammallere, T&K Contractors; Commercial Property Owner

Lazaro Cardenas, Esq., Patel, Soltis, Cardenas, & Boost; Business Owner

Marianne Earle, The Earle Companies; Resident

Dave Esquenazi, Aurum Events & Catering; Business Owner

Maureen Fasano, Eric Fasano Agency – Farmers Insurance; Business Owner

Robert Gerrity, Immediate Appliance; Resident

Rob Kash, Metropolitan Café; Commercial Property Owner

Paul Nebb, Titan Technologies; Commercial Property Owner

Marlene Rogala, Especially For You Florist & Gift Shop; Business Owner

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

Management Staff

Jeffrey J. Friedman Esq., Executive Director/Business Advocate/ Custodian of Records

Dru-Anne Palaima, Event & Marketing Director


Downtown Freehold Property & Business owners please be aware of the updates to the Borough’s design standards and procedures for all buildings. facades, and improvements made in the Downtown Business District. These changes apply to all exterior changes to a building or improvement in the district including signs, storefronts design, fences, and facades. Please review before undertaking any project that effects the exterior of your property or business.
Updated Design Standards: Click Here to View 
Updated Review Process For All Exterior Changes: Click Here to View
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