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

Public Notice

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Board Agendas

        May Agenda

Board Minutes

        December Minutes

        January Minutes

        February Minutes

        March Minutes

        April Minutes

        April Special Minutes






Anita Begnaud


Jolene Harris
Director of Administration


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


Hunter Hebert
Operations Manager