The staff of Zachary City Court held a milestone celebration Oct. 29 in honor of Judge Lonny A. Myles and his 20 years on the bench.

Myles, a native of Franklinton, was sworn in as Zachary City Court judge Oct. 13, 1994, by then-District Attorney Doug Moreau.

Myles graduated from LSU in 1970 with a degree in finance and from LSU Law Center with a juris doctorate degree in 1973. While at LSU, he was on the Tigers football team and received All SEC football honors in 1969.

He has been a practicing attorney for more than 40 years and is a member of the American, Louisiana and Baton Rouge bar associations. He owns a law practice and title company, both in Zachary.

He was a public defender from 1975-79; in the Louisiana National Guard, 1969-75; and in the Army, 1970.

Myles has been president of the Zachary Chamber of Commerce and the Bronco Backers at Zachary High School, where he has been the “voice” of Friday night Bronco football games for more than 15 years.

A member of various boards, clubs and organizations, Myles received the Zachary Citizen of the Year Award in 2008 and was inducted into the Hall of Distinction for both the Zachary Chamber of Commerce and Zachary Community School District.

He also was instrumental in the founding of the Zachary school system.

Myles is married to Judy Johnson Myles. They are parents to three children and grandparents to six grandchildren.

City officials, residents, family members, friends and well-wishers attended Myles’ milestone celebration.

Myles thanked the staff of Zachary City Court for their hard work and dedication over the past 20 years.