City of Zachary


City Services


Deanna Mankins

Chief Financial Officer

Email (225) 654-0287

Deanna Mankins has served as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Zachary since 2019. She is a lifelong resident of Zachary, graduating from Zachary High School in 1989 and Louisiana State University in 1992. Deanna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Deanna has spent a significant part of her 31-year career at Postlethwaite and Netterville, specializing in corporate and individual income tax with a concentration in nonprofit industries and healthcare. As a tax manager, she prepared high-level income tax returns and supervised staff and client relations. Before this, Deanna was the controller at Lane Regional Medical Center from 1997 to 2001. There, she supervised the accounting staff, worked with department managers on budgeting, and was responsible for monthly financial statements and coordination of the annual financial audit. In addition, she serves as a Director for GuideStone Funds, a diversified financial services firm, and sits on the BREC Finance Advisory Committee.

Married to Scott for 33 years, they have three children -Molly, Michael Scott, and Mallory and a grandson, Jameson. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors.


Dana Lejeune


(225) 654-0023


For fiscal year ended June 30, 2023, Zachary operated a $35 million budget based on the city’s three main funds – the general fund ($21 million), the utility fund ($9 million), and the street fund ($1 million).  The $4.6 million in road sales-tax funds Zachary receives annually from East Baton Rouge parish’s half-cent sales tax plus half-cent Green Light Funds must be spent on specific projects or saved but designed for others.  By law, 3% of every dollar spent in the parish must be spent on beautification efforts.  Of the remaining funding, 70% must go to new roads and 27 percent to road rehabilitation and repair. 

A tax millage breakdown within the City of Zachary is as follows:

Zachary Community Schools 67.200 Mills
City of Zachary                                                      5.48 Mills
EBR Parish                                          3.15
Mosquito Abatemen 1.43
Emergency Medical Services          3.13
Library 10.52
BREC Parks 14.46
Special Law Enf.                                6.90
Special Law Enf. #2                          3.73
Assessor Sal & Exp                            1.22
Council on Aging                               2.13
Mental Health Crisis Center           1.42
Special Law Enforcement                                4.36
Contact Us:
4700 Main Street
Zachary, LA 70791
(225) 654-0023
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