Lafayette Old Town Association (LOTA) is a non-profit business and community organization. Our mission is to make Old Town the heart of Lafayette by:
- Developing a strong sense of community
- Promoting partnerships among local businesses, organizations, and individuals
- Making Old Town a destination for shoppers, residents, and visitors.
Read the LOTA Bylaws here.
For more information or to become a member, please complete the online form.
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It’s our belief that with increased membership and clear goals we can return LOTA to its position of leadership in Lafayette and its role as a catalyst for community building and revitalization. You don't have to live in Old Town to be a member of LOTA!
In 1992, a group of business owners in Old Town Lafayette got together and formed a non-profit organization called Lafayette Old Town Merchants Association (LOTMA). The mission of this organization was straightforward: to make Old Town Lafayette a destination for shoppers, visitors, and community events; to develop an economically-friendly community in Old Town; to establish Old Town as the Heart of the City of Lafayette; and to promote collaboration throughout the Old Town community. Since its inception, LOTMA—now called Lafayette Old Town Association (LOTA)—has created and continues to assist with some extremely successful events, namely the Oatmeal Festival, Peach Festival, and Home for the Holidays. LOTA has consistently tried to enhance business and community in Old Town and in Lafayette as a whole.