Recognized for his outstanding work on Florida Everglades restoration projects, John Outland is retired after 34 years with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in the Office of Ecosystem Projects. John graduated from Palm Beach High School and Florida State University with a Masters Degree in Physical Geography. John is a longtime resident of east Leon County who lives near and is a "Friend of Lake Lafayette". Interests include ensuring environmental integrity through good governance, sound growth management and sustainable development practices. For almost 20 years John has mentored students between kindergarten and 5th grade.