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.


So far in 2018 our donations have included:

Mt. Angel Community Foundation ($3,000 for fans, $3,000 for mural, $2,300 for new freezer at the Festhalle), Father Bernard Youth Center ($675), Habitat for Humanity ($1,000), American Legion ($15), Mt. Angel School District ($1,500 for XC team travel to Boston), Center Stage ($15), Jr. First scholarship ($2,000), Image Action for Maddie ($50), St. Mary Public Schools ($1,000 for new playground equipment), Tunnel to Towers ($1,000).

We couldn’t do all of this without the help of our volunteers.  And sometimes we are even able to give back to those that help us.  We donate money to the JFK Football team for their help with First Citizen.  We give money to the Library for all of their help at the Hazelnut Fest and Volksfest. 

These are just a few examples of what the Chamber does with the money it earns at our various activities.  We couldn’t do it without our volunteers and the residents of Mt Angel who come to support these events – so thank you so much for your support.

Other 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.


Sarah Bauman, President

Oktoberfest Representative
PO Box 741
Mt. Angel, OR 97362

Anne Bruner, Vice President

Oregon Judicial Department

PO Box 1123

Mt. Angel, OR 97362


Kristi Brackinreed, Treasurer

Mt. Angel School District
730 E Marquam
Mt. Angel, OR 97362

Brian Halverson, Secretary

US Bank

3485 Commercial St Se

Salem, OR 97302

(503) 391-0198


​Susan Gallagher

Mt. Angel Abbey Development Office

Mt. Angel, OR 97362
(503) 845-2763



Heidi Hammack

Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant

PO Box 15

Mt. Angel, OR 97362
(503) 580-5203

Paula Mabry

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

Pierre Paradis

Paradis Vineyards

230 E Charles St

Mt. Angel, OR 97362


Scott Stokley

Touch of Bavaria

Angel Mountain Christmas

LIving Local NW


Stephanie Stoneking

North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity

PO Box 852

Mt. Angel, OR 97362



Chief Mark Daniel

City of Mt. Angel Rep

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

Phone: 503-845-9291


Jim Kosel

American Legion Post #89 Rep

740 E College St

PO Box 1118

Mt. Angel, OR 97362