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

Pat Trahan, Chairman

Donald H. Broussard, Secretary

Miles Matt

Lisa Thomas

Bryant Poche

Gus Rezende

Greg Walls

Downtown Development Staff

Geoff Dyer, CEO

Jolene Harris, Director of Administration

Hunter Hebert, Operations Manager

PR and Media inquiries:

Sean Broussard, Program Director for Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, 337.291.5566, sean@downtownlafayette.org

Brett Mellington, Downtown Business Development Services Manager for the Lafayette Economic Development Authority

Public Notice


Board Agendas

          September Agenda

Board Minutes

        November Minutes

        December Minutes

        January Minutes

        February Minutes

        March Minutes

        April Minutes




Jolene Harris
Director of Administration


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


Hunter Hebert
Operations Manager