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Your Assessor’s Office has a qualified staff of professionals who have been certified and maintain their certification through continued education.  Professional designations through IAAO provides additional opportunity to maintain the highest qualifications available for our staff.  Our staff will make every effort to be citizen friendly and preserve an open door to our community. 

M.J. “Mert” Smiley, Jr., CLA


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Being a lifelong resident of Ascension Parish, I have seen it change from a rural farming community to a vibrant residential and industrial giant.  I spent 30 years in the automobile industry in several capacities, and over 15 of those years as a small business owner.  For the past 16 years, I have proudly served the public: 8 years as District 88 House of Representatives and 8 years as your Ascension Parish Assessor. 

Recently, I was elected without opposition for a third 4-year term.  I have been married for the last 48 years to my best friend and wife, Ina H. Smiley.  One of my proudest achievements is providing you, the good citizens of Ascension Parish, the most modern and efficient Assessor’s Office in the State of Louisiana because you deserve the very best.


Holly Joffrion

Interim Chief Deputy

Holly Sheets, CLDA

Assistant Chief Deputy

Linda Malbrough

Executive Assistant

Dana Washington, CLDA

Westside Office Manager and Transfer Manager

Jeffery Dinino

Field Manager

Nell Ervin

Human Resource Manager and Public Relations

Transfer Division

Kim Latino, CLDA

Westside Assistant Office Manager and Deputy Assessor

Amanda Lemon, CLDA

Deputy Assessor

Diane Leblanc

Deputy Assessor

Ebony Leblanc

Deputy Assessor

Letrease Knox

Deputy Assessor

Appraisal Division

Kate Babin, CLDA

Deputy Assessor – Personal Property and Public Service

Jenny Petite, CLDA

Deputy Assessor

Rusti Liner

GIS/Mapping Deputy Assessor

Carolyn Langlois

Deputy Assessor – Exemption Coordinator

Lisa Jones, CLDA

Deputy Assessor – Mobile Home Coordinator

Gaelyn Lambert, CLDA

Deputy Assessor

Mercedes Hanna, CLDA

Deputy Assessor

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Maikayla Brunner

Deputy Assessor

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Kelci Sotile

Deputy Assessor

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