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.
The DDA is overseen by a seven-member board and it has three full-time staff.
Downtown Development Board
Miles Matt, Chairman
Lisa Thomas, Secretary
Downtown Development Staff
Anita Begnaud, CEO
Jolene Harris, Director of Administration
Hunter Hebert, Operations Manager
PR and Media inquiries:
Brett Mellington, Downtown Business Development Services Manager for the Lafayette Economic Development Authority