Leadership

We welcome all who want to help Downtown grow and thrive.

Downtown Development Authority

The Downtown Development Authority’s mission is the physical, economic and cultural development of the the downtown district— preserving and enhancing its important place as the heart of Lafayette and Acadiana.

In addition to the staff at DDA, the organization is overseen by a seven-member board.

DDA Board Members

OFFICERS

Miles Matt – Chairman
Matt & Allen Law Offices

Lisa Thomas – Secretary/Treasurer
L.W. Thomas & Associates

MEMBERS

Mike Delcambre
The Greenroom, Central Pizza, Southern Lifestyle Realty

Ross Fontenot
Genterie Supply Co.  

Jim Keaty
Keaty Real Estate

Gus Rezende
Social Entertainment, Central Pizza, Tropical Smoothie Café, Dix Daiquiris, Tula Tacos + Amigos

Greg Walls
Greg Walls Buiding + Design, Johnson’s Boucaniere, Walls Properties, Live + Work Downtown

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited aims to create cohesion amongst Downtown business leaders, advocate for their success, and market the district’s assets. DLU is a member-based organization whose daily activities are carried out by DLU staff members, led by a board of elected members who can serve on five committees: Executive, Membership, Public Relations, Fundraising, and Programming.

Want to be a part of Downtown Lafayette’s Board of Directors? DLU’s board members are required to be due-paying members of the organization and must be nominated by an existing board member. Become a member today.

DLU Board Members

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Jason Matt
President, VP Programming Committee
Matt & Allen Law Offices

David D’Aquin
President Elect, VP Membership Committee
Cox Communications

Julie Chauvin
Secretary/Treasurer
Liskow & Lewis

Matthew Thibodeaux
VP Public Relations Committee
Klout 9

Nic Walts
VP Fundraising Committee
The Picard Group

Michael LeBlanc
Member At-Large
White Glove Interior Care

Rev. Max Zehner
Member At-Large
First United Methodist Church

MEMBERS

Cindi Axtell
Deuxieme Vie Creative

Jonathan Barber
General Office Supply

Philippe Callais
Pamplona Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Eric Crozier
Abell + Crozier Architects

Kyle Gideon
Davidson, Meaux, & Gideon Law Firm

Jared Guilliot
Guilliot Family Dental

Lisette Henderson
Black Door Properties

Amy Jones
Burning Stick Creative

Will LaBar
CGI Federal

Blake Lagneaux
BBR Creative

Mike Munzing
Sunup Insurance Services

Alex Prochaska
Jones Walker

Brad Ridge
Lafayette Police Department

Luke Sonnier
Waitr

C.B. Talley
CB Talley Appraisal Firm

Missy Theriot
Office of U.S. Attorney Western District Louisiana

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