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
Lisa Thomas – Secretary/Treasurer
L.W. Thomas & Associates
The Greenroom, Central Pizza, Southern Lifestyle Realty
Matt & Allen Law Offices
Social Entertainment, Central Pizza, Tropical Smoothie Café, Tula Tacos + Amigos
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
Vice President for Public Relations
Vice President for Membership
Vice President for Fundraising
The Gleason Group
Past President (2021)
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Louisiana
John Morris IV
Jones Walker, LLP
Graduate Research Assistant, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Brandy Cavitt Company
Pop-A-Licious Gourmet Popcorn
Philip Gould Photography
Director of Catering & Events, Tsunami Restaurants
LILOU, A Concept Thrift Shop
Guilliot Family Dental
Development Director, Festival International de Louisiane
Rev. Jessica Lowe
First United Methodist Church
The Law Offices of Matt & Allen
Kean Miller, LLP