Maitland and District Development Association


Our Mission:


Our mission is to support the socioeconomic well-being and development of the district.


Our Story:


The Maitland and District Development Association (MDDA) was formed by a group of passionate community members over 20 years ago.  The MDDA was founded on a mission of encouraging economic development and supporting the many small businesses in our district. 


Early in our history we took on the challenge of saving an important historic building in the district: the Selma School.  With significant local and government fundraising and many, many hours of donated labour, the school was reclaimed and renovated.  The building was renamed the Selma School Cultural Centre and has been the home of Gallery 215 for over 10 years.


The MDDA also took ownership of Dawson Dowell Park and Public Wharf in order to ensure it continued to operate as a community asset.  Dawson Dowell Park is now home to Beyond the Wharf Artisans.





Our Board:


Our Board of Directors is made up of local community members with an interest in the socioeconomic success of our region.  You can contact the Board by emailing for more information. We are always looking for new members.


Our Events:


The MDDA depends on fundraising events and activities to support the ongoing maintenance, repair and development of our properties and initiatives.  Signature events include:


The Maitland Christmas Festival: Check Events for current dates.

Cheesecake on the Patio - Check Events for current dates.

Dime Auctions: throughout the year


Watch for new events being developed this year including:


The Haunted Village: weekends leading up to Halloween

Mother Daughter Tea

Chocolate Lovers Evening