We welcome all who want to help Downtown grow and thrive.

Downtown Development Authority

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


Eric Crozier
ACSW Architects

Mike Delcambre

The Greenroom, Central Pizza, Southern Lifestyle Realty

Miles Matt
Matt & Allen Law Offices

Gus Rezende

Social Entertainment, Central Pizza, Tropical Smoothie Café, Tula Tacos + Amigos

Denice Skinner
DenMar Staffing

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited

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


Matthew Thibodeaux

Klout 9

Will LaBar
CGI Federal

Luke Sonnier
Endgame360 Inc.

David D’Aquin

Past-President (2020)
Cox Communications

Missy Theriot

Member At-Large
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Louisiana


Maggi Bienvenu
Graduate Research Assistant, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Justin Cormier
Pop-A-Licious Gourmet Popcorn

Valerie Garrett
Valerie Garrett Law Office

Philip Gould
Philip Gould Photography

Heather Guidroz
Director of Catering & Events, Tsunami Restaurants

Mitzi Guidry
LILOU, A Concept Thrift Shop

Jared Guilliot
Guilliot Family Dental

Candace Gulotta-Haggart
Development Director, Festival International de Louisiane

Jessica Hauerwas

Jason Matt
The Law Offices of Matt & Allen

Allison Nederveld
SugarWolf Outdoor Exchange

Trey Ware
Black Café

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