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.
Our Board of Directors
Chair: Rob Kash, Metropolitan Café
Vice Chair: Jean Holtz, Resident
Treasurer: Mike Federici, Federici’s Family Restaurant
Secretary: Norma Alicea, Amboy Bank
Anthony Cammallere, T&K Contractors
Marianne Earle, President, The Earle Companies
Robert Gerrity, Resident
Steve Goldberg, American Hotel
Igor Kapelnikov, CTC Transportation Insurance Services
Mike Page, The Court Jester
Marlene Rogala, Especially For You Florist & Gift Shop
Mayor J. Nolan Higgins, Freehold Borough Council
Councilman Mike DiBendetto, Freehold Borough Council
Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone, Monmouth County Freeholders
Teri O’Connor, County Administrator
Chief Craig Dispenza, Freehold Borough Police Department
Detective John Reiff, Freehold Borough Police Department
Joe Hammond, Monmouth County Historical Association
Jeffrey J. Friedman, Executive Director/Business Advocate/ Custodian of Records
Dru-Anne Palaima, Event & Marketing Director