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


Miles Matt – Chairman
Matt & Allen Law Offices

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


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


David D’Aquin
President, VP Membership Committee
Cox Communications

Matthew Thibodeaux
President-Elect, VP Public Relations Committee
Klout 9

Julie Chauvin
Liskow & Lewis

Jason Matt
Past President (2019)
Matt & Allen Law Office

Michael LeBlanc
Member At-Large
White Glove Interior Care

Luke Sonnier
Member At-Large

Missy Theriot
Member At-Large
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Louisiana


Cindi Axtell
Deuxieme Vie Creative

Eric Crozier
Abell + Crozier Architects

Kyle Gideon
Davidson, Meaux, & Gideon Law Firm

Valerie Garret
Valerie Garrett Law Office

Jared Guilliot
Guilliot Family Dental

Will LaBar
CGI Federal

Chris Matt, M.D.
Greenbriar Medical, APMC + Schumacher Clinical Partners

Alex Prochaska
Jones Walker

Nic Walts
The Picard Group

Rev. Max Zehner
First United Methodist Church

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