Jean Byers officially retired March 8 after serving nine years as director of the Zachary Historical District.

Byers previously served as the Zachary City Council clerk from 2004 to 2015.

As director of the historical district, Byers has been responsible for overseeing all of Zachary’s museums and keeping the city’s history displays relevant. The district's homes, depot and outdoor sites are popular stops for visitors and school groups.

“Mrs. Jean has made immeasurable contributions to the preservation and interpretation of our city’s rich history and we wish her all the best in retirement. We will miss her enthusiasm, dedication and love of Zachary’s history," said Mayor David Amrhein.