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About MHDA


  • To make Downtown Morgan Hill the “Heart of the Community” by creating a vibrant place to shop, dine, work and play, where the downtown is showcased as a destination that brings people together, and lends economic opportunity for businesses, enabling them to establish new customer relationships.  We host events, advocate business needs at the city level, and have no political affiliation.


Founded in 2002, the Morgan Hill Downtown Association (MHDA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit entity with the mission to make Downtown Morgan Hill the “Heart of the Community.”

  • Some of our members have been in the valley for several generations.

  • The MHDA is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors which is responsible for providing vision and leadership to its staff and downtown stakeholders. The Board includes downtown business owners and residents chosen for their business acumen and dedication to the improvement of Downtown. They bring years of professional experience to the Board and community. Their objective is to organize and support events, initiatives, and activities that showcase downtown Morgan Hill as a destination that brings families and people together and lends the opportunity to establish new relationships.

  • With funding from membership dues, event revenues and support from the City of Morgan Hill the MHDA provides its members’ advertising opportunities, events, and inclusion in the MHDA website while keeping merchants, residents and property owners informed of issues affecting the downtown.

  • The MHDA is proud to host some of the most successful events in South Santa Clara County including the annual spring ‘Wine Stroll’, the summer Family Fun event, fall Brew Crawl, the foodie event called ‘Off the Menu’, the Safe Trick or Treat, and Ladies Night Out. Events are certainly the cornerstone for bringing new faces to Downtown Morgan Hill, but it’s the variety of delicious dining options, unique shopping, and amazing wineries that keep locals faithful to Downtown Morgan Hill and continue to bring out-of-towners back!

  • The MHDA is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt corporation



Member Benefits


  • Direct links to your website

  • Participate in MHDA events

  • Listing in the member directory

  • Sponsorship opportunities


  • Networking Opportunities

  • Business development workshops

  • Invitations to board meetings

  • New member recognition

  • Inclusion in advocacy for downtown


  • Invitations to Board meetings

  • Newsletter

  • Updates from City Economic Development Committee


A California Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation

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