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Kyle Johnson

Chief Information Officer
Kyle Johnson
  • Primary Contact Address
    210 S Jefferson St
    Muncie, IN 47305
Primary Department: Office of Information and GIS Services
Other Departments: Emergency Management

Professional Profile


Kyle Johnson has served Delaware County for two decades, starting as a planner in the Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan Commission in 2001 after graduating from Ball State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Management, with concentrations in Geographic Information Systems and Landscape Architecture. 

Kyle has a dual role with Delaware County, he is the Chief Information Officer and serves as the Logistics Section Chief for the Delaware County Emergency Management Agency. While he technically oversees the Office of Information and GIS Services coordinates and manages the flow of information between departments and to the public through the county website and social media outlets, and manages and expands the GIS mapping capabilities, web-based applications, and services provided by the county. Kyle is also located in the Emergency Operations Center and is an integrated asset that responds along with EMA to incidents. Kyle has played a support role to EMA for over 20 years and has responded to a variety of incidents including severe winter storms, multiple tornados, and flooding events. Kyle brings GIS and other technologies to the EMA response toolkit and maintains multiple map applications utilized for incident management as well as 911 dispatch and other uses. Kyle developed one of the first web-based GIS rapid damage assessment applications used in the State of Indiana. Kyle also serves on the County Hazmat team and currently serves as the President of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and Vice-Chair of the Emergency Management Advisory Council (EMAC). In his spare time, Kyle is a photographer and enjoys many outdoor activities including fishing, cycling, and hiking.

Kyle serves on several boards including:

President - Local Emergency Management Committee (LEPC) 

Vice-Chair - Emergency Management Advisory Council (EMAC) 

Information Technology Committee

Secretary - Cardinal Greenways, Chair, Property Committee

He has formerly served on:

Muncie-Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Indiana Geographic Information Council Board of Directors, Southeast Region at-large Representative.

        Data Sharing, Membership, and GIS Response Corps sub-committees

Muncie Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation Commission, Commissioner.

Red-tail Land Conservancy Board

Prairie Creek Trails Project Steering Committee

BSU NREM Alumni Society Board of Directors

Honors and Awards:

2022 Tom Brindle Technology Award

2013  "20 under 40" award recipient

2013 Delaware County Emergency Management Bronze Star Medal
for deployment to a Disaster Zone for leading the damage assessment of the 2013 tornado event in Grant County, Indiana.

2012 Delaware County Emergency Management Medal of Distinguished Service

2010 Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Public Service

2008 ESRI International Special Achievement in GIS Award

2006 Ball State University Natural Resources and Environmental Management Award of Merit

FEMA and Emergency Management-Related Training
IS100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS-100)
IS700 National Incident Management System (NIMS)
IS-00103 Geospatial Information System Specialist (GISP)
IS-00271.a Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk 2nd Edition
IS-00922 Applications of GIS for Emergency Management
IS-00559 Local Damage Assessment
K0146 HSEEP Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program
IS-00120.c An Introduction to Exercises
IS-00230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management
IS-00800.d National Response Framework, An Introduction
IS-00922 Applications of GIS for Emergency Management
IS-00042 Social Media in Emergency Management
IS-00027 Orientation to FEMA Logistics
IS-00029.a Public Information Officer Awareness
HAZMAT First Responder Awareness
Propane Response - 101 to Advanced Tactics

HAZUS-MH Advanced Course
Advanced Severe Weather Spotter Certification

WebEOC Train the trainer course

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