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BOONE COUNTY
PLANNING COMMISSION

GIS SERVICES DIVISION
3rd Floor, Administration Building
2950 Washington St, Rm 317
P.O. Box 958
Burlington, KY 41005

(P) 859.334.2196
(F) 859.334.2264

39° 01' 40.961" N
84° 43' 22.768" W

Staff Members


Steven T. Gay, GISP - Director of GIS Services

Steve has over 19 years of GIS experience while working for Oakland County, Michigan, Kenton County, Kentucky, and the Boone County Planning Commission, where he has been since March 2004. Steve received his Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health Science from Eastern Kentucky University in 1993 and his Master's degree in Geography from Eastern Michigan University in 2002. Steve oversees all aspects of the division, including the technical and administrative aspects.

Steve has been a member of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) since 2004. Steve was elected in 2009 to serve on the 2009 - 2010 KAMP Executive Board as one of three Directors. Steve has been certified as a GIS Professional (GISP) by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) since December 2008.

John N. Harney, GISP - GIS Systems Administrator

John has over 17 years of GIS experience while working for the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission, the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, and the Boone County Planning Commission, where he has been since April 2002. John received his Bachelor's degree in Geography from Northern Kentucky University in 2000. John oversees all aspects of the enterprise GIS technical architecture, including the ArcSDE Geodatabases and topology. In addition, John manages the development and use of custom GIS desktop applications and the development of the Boone County Planning Commission, the Boone County GIS, and the Union Town Center websites.

John has been a member of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) since January 2004. John has been certified as a GIS Professional (GISP) by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) since September 2008.

James S. Horton, GISP - GIS Data Analyst

James has over 20 years of GIS experience while working for the Boone County Planning Commission since August 1996. James received his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Western Kentucky University in 1995. James manages the data input and the data maintenance of all GIS layers in an ArcSDE environment. James is most knowledgeable with mapping parcels and utility data. James also manages special GIS projects for the GIS member agencies.

James has been a member of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) since January 2004 and has been certified as a GIS Professional (GISP) by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) since April 2008.

Jack C. Phillips - GIS Support Specialist

Jack has over 13 years of GIS experience while working for the Clark County (KY) GIS Consortium, the Western Water Company (Goshen, OH), and the Boone County Planning Commission, where he has been since March 2015. Jack received his Bachelor's degree in Geography from Eastern Kentucky University in 2003. Jack oversees user support, GPS support, and special GIS projects for the GIS member agencies.

Shannon P. Spears - GIS Data Technician

Shannon has over 18 years of GIS experience while working for the Boone County Planning Commission since August 1998. Shannon is responsible for data input and data maintenance. She is also the point of contact for digital data and map requests.

Shannon has been a member of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) since January 2004.