About Us

What do we do with the money we earn from events?

For over forty years the Chamber has worked to improve the livability and economic environment of our community. We are a nonprofit organization without any paid staff. All of our work is performed by Board members, Chamber members, and volunteers. As you probably know, the Chamber hosts two major events each year – the Hazelnut Fest and the Volksfest as well as runs a booth during Oktoberfest that sells souvenirs.  The goal for these events is to bring people to town, offer a place for local artisans to share their craft, and have some fun.  Making money is also a goal of these events so that we can give back to our community.  We use this money for ongoing projects, like Flower Baskets, Christmas Trees, and maintaining the fountain and granting scholarships. 

 

But our FAVORITE thing is to help with special projects in the community.

 

Chamber-sponsored events:

 

  • Acquisition (with financial help from Oktoberfest) of the twin statutes of dancing children atop the fountain in the center of town;

  • maintenance of the fountain and surrounding flower bed;

  • Fourth of July parade and glorious fireworks display in the evening;

  • Vibrant flower baskets in front of local businesses and elsewhere during the summer;

  • The visitors kiosk on Main Street directing tourists to various attractions in town;

  • First Citizen banquets which every year honor individuals and businesses who have made significant contributions to our community;

  • annual scholarship awarded to the Junior First Citizen

  • The annual Community Forum with updates from Marion County Commissioners and our state representatives;

  • Candidates night when candidates for city, county, and state offices present their respective platforms.

OUR BOARD

Sarah Bauman, President

Oktoberfest Representative
PO Box 91
Mt. Angel, OR 97362
971-218-5098
sarahbauman84@gmail.com

Anne Bruner, Vice President

Oregon Judicial Department

PO Box 1123

Mt. Angel, OR 97362
503-932-3071
Frog-girl@live.com

 

​Kristi Brackinreed, Treasurer

Mt. Angel School District
730 E Marquam
Mt. Angel, OR 97362
503-845-2345
mtangelchamber@gmail.com

Brian Halverson, Secretary

US Bank

3485 Commercial St Se

Salem, OR 97302

(503) 391-0198

brian.halverson@usbank.com

​Susan Gallagher

Mt. Angel Abbey Development Office

Mt. Angel, OR 97362
(503) 845-2763
susan.gallagher@mtangel.edu

 

 

 

Heidi Hammack

Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant

PO Box 15

Mt. Angel, OR 97362
(503) 580-5203
hrhdiamond@gmail.com

Paula Mabry

Mt. Angel Publishing
P.O. Box 927
Mt. Angel, OR  97362
(503) 845-9499
Fax: 845-9202
paula.m@mtangelpub.com

Pierre Paradis

Paradis Vineyards

230 E Charles St

Mt. Angel, OR 97362

pierre.rve@gmail.com

Scott Stokley

Touch of Bavaria

Angel Mountain Christmas

LIving Local NW

scottstokley@gmail.com

Volunteers
 

Chief Mark Daniel

City of Mt. Angel Rep

5 N. Garfield Street, P.O. Box 960
Mt. Angel, OR 97362

Phone: 503-845-9291

MDaniel@ci.mt-angel.or.us

Jim Kosel

American Legion Post #89 Rep

740 E College St

PO Box 1118

Mt. Angel, OR 97362

jimar@mtangel.net