Council District 2
Deano Bonano began working in government in July of 1988 as Jefferson Parish’s first contract administrator. He quickly garnered attention and praise for holding companies doing work with the parish accountable for their work, product and actions.
Over the years, Deano oversaw Jefferson Parish’s waste management, mosquito control, transit service, carnival operations, and more. He was Citizen’s Affairs Director in 1990, and six years later Deano was named Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the parish which is a position he mastered over 10 years. During the storm of the century, Deano emerged as a leader in emergency management as the Emergency Operations Chief at the parish’s command center. Throughout the storm, he deployed rescue crews to care for our elderly, shifted life-saving equipment to where it was needed most, and guided vital communications between parish leaders and first responders. His impressive work led to being named the parish’s first-ever Chief of Homeland Security in 2006. For the past decade, Deano served as a Council-at-Large top assistant and made constituent services a top priority. Deano has been married to his wife Jacqueline Turchi Bonano for 30 years and they have three sons, Mason, Evan and Aidan.
- Graduate, Archbishop Rummel High School
- Graduate, Louisiana State University (BA -Political Science)
- Contract Administrator, Parish of Jefferson, 1988 – 1990
- Director of Citizen’s Affairs, Parish of Jefferson, 1990 – 1996
- Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Parish of Jefferson, 1996 – 2006
- Chief of Homeland Security, Parish of Jefferson, 2006 – 2010
- Administrative Assistant, Council-At-Large District A, 2010 – 2019
- Volunteer Firefighter (7 years)
- Reserve Police Officer (8 years)
- Volunteer Playground Coach (14 years)
- Volunteer Scout Master and Scout Leader (12 years)
| East Bank Location
Joseph S. Yenni Building
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., 10th Floor
Jefferson, LA 70123-2337
West Bank Location
General Government Building
200 Derbigny Street, 6th Floor
Gretna, LA 70053-5850
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