With an eye for design and a heart for Louisiana culture, Hunter Hebert excels at connecting the dots between strategic development and civic engagement. As director of operations for the DDD, he creates a safe, sanitary and sensational Downtown District through collaboration with city agencies, police, and public works entities. From day to day, Hunter guides public maintenance and beautification efforts, and facilitates cultural projects and social activities — all while tackling quality of life issues that arise for the district.
He graduated in 2010 from University of Louisiana Lafayette with a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree before later earning his Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of New Orleans. It was then he realized his calling for placemaking and public space improvement.
Today, whether he’s leading an initiative or just lending a helping hand, Hunter remains active in his community. He’s held several defining roles over the course of his career, including: co-founder and board member of the Krewe De Canailles walking parade, a sustainable Mardi Gras event that lowers the barrier of entry for Acadiana-region residents; co-founder of Clandestine Collective, an organization that generates social programming for underutilized spaces in the heart of Lafayette, LA; and board member of the Preservation Alliance of Lafayette, a nonprofit dedicated to the advocacy and protection of local historic structures.
Outside of the office, Hunter loves cooking, tending his garden, cycling with friends, and making memories with his family. A good cup of coffee and an English Premier League match are two of his most notable weaknesses.