We welcome all who want to help Downtown grow and thrive.
Downtown Development Authority Leadership
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
Greg Walls – Chairman
Greg Walls Buiding + Design, Johnson’s Boucaniere, Walls Properties, Live + Work Downtown
Miles Matt – Secretary/Treasurer
Matt & Allen Law Offices
Social Entertainment, Central Pizza, Tropical Smoothie Café
Downtown Lafayette Unlimited Leadership
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
Jessica Hauerwas, President
Past President (2021)
John Morris, At-Large
Jones Walker, LLP
Eli Ramirez, VP for Fundraising
Alex Laggner, VP for Membership
Leah Graeff, VP for Public Relations
Beausoleil Books & The Whisper Room
Madeleine Groth, DDS
Brandy Cavitt Company
First Horizon Bank
Tsunami Restaurants, LLC
Tina Shelvin Bingham
Lafayette Habitat for Humanity
Latter & Blum
Guilliot Family Dental
Festival International de Louisiane
Rev. Jessica Lowe
First United Methodist Church
Kean Miller LLP