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

Mike Delcambre

Ross Fontenot

Jim Keaty

Gus Rezende

Greg Walls

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

Public Notice


Board Agendas

        April Agenda

Board Minutes

        June Minutes

        July Minutes

        August Minutes

        September Minutes

        September Special Meeting

        October Minutes 

        November Minutes

        November Special Meeting




Anita Begnaud


Jolene Harris
Director of Administration


Brett Mellington
LEDA & Downtown Development Authority, Downtown Business Development Services Manager


Hunter Hebert
Operations Manager