Belinda Melancon

Director of Finance
(936) 633-0305

Belinda Melancon became the Director of Finance for the City of Lufkin in March 2011. Belinda began her career with the City of Lufkin Finance Department in 2000. Belinda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History from Stephen F. Austin State University. The direct responsibilities of the Finance Department include payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, grant accounting, debt management, investment portfolio, annual budget preparation and the annual financial report for the City of Lufkin.

Our Mission:

The Finance Department is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the City’s financial systems in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles; processing and disbursing funds for payments; process cash collections, managing investments of cash balances; publishing appropriate financial statements, reports, and preparing the City’s annual budget, and managing bonded indebtedness. The department strives to review and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the City’s financial practices. The department acts as liaison to the City's underwriters, investors, trustees, and other outside parties in the sale of bonds.



The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is presented by Government Finance Officers Association.  In order to receive the award the City must publish a budget document that meets program criteria such as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communications device.  The City of Lufkin has received the award for the Annual Operating Budget document for each fiscal year since 1999.
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association to governments whose comprehensive financial reports achieve the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting.  The City of Lufkin has received the award for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for each fiscal year since 2001.

Contacts for additional information:

  Director: Belinda Melancon 936-633-0214  
  Accounts Recv & Accounts Payable: Pamela Toups 936-633-0224  
  Accounts Payable Small PO’s: Shelley Fraley 936-633-0225  
  Accounts Payable Lg PO’s: Chris Inman 936-633-0423  
  Budget & Fixed Assets: Teresa Casanova 936-633-0417  
  Grants & Bank Rec: Ranae Beaty 936-633-0252  
  Payroll: Maritza Sanches 936-633-0313  
  EMS-Billing: Lesa Vann 936-633-0599  
  EMS-Billing: Alma Pittman 936-633-0598  
  EMS – Main number   936-633-0222