MDA Annual Membership

There are three types of membership in the Metuchen Downtown Alliance. Full Members include every business in the Downtown District. Elective Members are those outside of the Downtown District and who would like to become a Full Member. To become an Elective Member a request must be submitted in writing to MDA. Finally, the Affiliate Member category is for businesses outside of the Downtown District that want some of the benefits MDA Full and Elective Members receive.

 Full and Elective MemberAffiliate Member
Downtown Metuchen MonthlyYesNo
Ribbon cuttingYesYes
Restaurant weekYesYes
Web directory ListingYesYes
Vendor at eventsYes, free, subject to pre-approvalWith fee, subject to pre-approval
Grants eligibilityYesNo
Voting rightYesNo
Eligible to Serve on BoardYesNo
Street cleaning/plantersYesNo
Holiday lightsYesNo
Marketing campaign (e.g.: photography, social media, video, promotions etc.)YesNo
Annual Business owner FeeApprox. 3.5% of tax assessment$1500, subject to approval by the executive board

Affiliate Member Application

All members (full & elective, and affiliate) must have a physical business address & storefront in Metuchen (i.e.: no at-home businesses or P.O. Boxes).

Send an email to with the following details:

  • Business name
  • Metuchen business address and related commercial zoning
  • Is business in commercial bricks and mortar location?
  • Business purpose
  • Proof of licensing or registration