Deanna Mankins was appointed Chief Financial Officer in April 2019. She is a life-long resident of Zachary, graduating from Zachary High School in 1989, and Louisiana State University in 1992. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Deanna has spent a significant part of her 26 year career at Postlethwaite and Netterville, specializing in corporate and individual income tax with a concentration in nonprofit industries and healthcare. A tax manager, she was responsible for preparation of high-level income tax returns, supervision of staff and client relations. From 1997 to 2001, she was the controller at Lane Regional Medical Center. 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.
Married to Scott for 28 years, they have 3 children -Molly (23), Michael Scott (19) and Mallory (18) and a grandson, Jameson. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors. She is also the treasurer of Foundation Assisting Zachary Education.
In 2014, Zachary operated as a $23 million a year entity based on the city’s three main funds – the general fund, with a balance of just under $14 million; the utility fund, which has an $8 million balance; and the street fund, with a total of $1.5 million. The $1.5 million in road sales-tax funds Zachary receives annually from East Baton Rouge parish’s half-cent sales tax must be spent on specific projects or saved but designed for others. By law, 3 percent of every dollar spent in the parish must be spent on beautification efforts. Of the remaining funding, 70 percent 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||79.200 Mills|
|City of Zachary||3.170 Mills|
East Baton Rouge Parish
|Diversion Canal||2.520 Mills|