John Layman is the chief economist and director of revenue forecasting in the Department of Taxation. He has worked at the Department since 1989 and has led the revenue forecasting team since 1993. John and his staff develop the state’s official economic outlook, General Fund revenue outlook, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Special Fund and the Commonwealth Transportation Fund revenue forecast. He spends most of his time working directly for the secretary of finance and the Governor’s Office. John also advises local governments on translating the state outlook down to their local level and is also a member of the D.C. Revenue Advisory Committee.