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The regular meetings of the Mayor's Council On Disability Issues (CODI) are held bimonthly (February, April, June, August and October,) on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. Special called meetings are held on alternate months (January, March, May, September and November,) in the Main Assembly Room and provide a panel discussion on a timely, disability-specific topic that is taped by Community Television (CTV). Typically, both CODI regular and special-called meetings last until 6:30 p.m.

Appointment of Council Members

The council consists of at least nine and up to 21 members. The members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. Terms are for three years. Members cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

Meetings Schedule

The regular meetings of CODI are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room for the months of February, April, June, August, October and December. On the second Wednesday of the month for the other six months of the year, *panel discussions are held and taped for CTV starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room.

* July 8, 2015 - Main Assembly Room at 5 p.m.
August 12, 2015 - Regular business meeting canceled. Annual Planning Retreat scheduled for Aug. 14, 9am-3pm at dRC - 900 E. Hill Ave.
* September 9, 2015 - Main Assembly Room at 5 p.m.
October 14, 2015 - Small Assembly Room at 4 p.m.
* November 11, 2015 - Main Assembly Room at 5 p.m.
December 9, 2015- Small Assembly Room at 4 p.m.

CODI Tapings 

Below is a list of previous tapings and their topics. If you would like to view a taping, go to http://www.ctvknox.org and select "CODI" from the Playlist.

--03/12/14 - Aging in Place

--11/13/13 - Affordable Care Act 

--07/17/13 - Emergency Preparedness 

--05/08/13 - Veterans Issues 

--Equity Awards Breakfast 2013

--01/2013 - Disability in the East Tennessee Region (PlanET) 

--(CODI 243) - Elder Abuse and Neglect 

--11/14/12 - Senior Issues 

--05/09/12 - Closing of Lake Shore Mental Health Institute 

--11/09/11 - Alzheimer's Awareness Month 

--08/10/11 - Forum with Mayoral Candidates on Disability Issues 

--04/13/11 - Disability and PlanET 

--08/11/10 - Ten-Year Plan for Chronic Homelessness 

--07/14/10 - Voting and Disability 

--05/12/10 - The Economy and the Disability Community in TN


Mary Thom Adams
Assistant Director, Development Officer
Ijams Nature Center 
4415 West Sunset Road
Knoxville, TN 37914 
865-577-4714 ext. 177
mtadams@ijams.org
Term: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2015 ** 

Mark Allan
Architect 
Allan Associates Architects
5516 Wallwood Road
Knoxville, TN 37912
865-689-1302
markallan@allanarch.com 
Term: 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017

Larry Austin 
Member
Amputee Support Group of Knoxville 
2217 Spence Place 
Knoxville, TN  37920 
865-609-7111 
larry7austin@comcast.net
Term: 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017

Anna Bass
Director of Disability Rights Advocacy
Disability Law & Advocacy Center
9050 Exec. Park Dr., Ste. 101-B
Knoxville, TN 37923 
865-670-2944 ext. 16
annab@dlactn.org
Term: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

Sandy Booher
7913 Gleason Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
423-315-0565
smbooher@comcast.net
Term: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

Judi Brookshire 
Director of Comprehensive Education Resource Center
TN School for the Deaf
3665 Iskagna Drive 
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-579-2452
jubrook@aol.com
Term: 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017

Victor Dockery 
Peer Support Volunteer
Amputee Support Group of Knoxville
6213 Starhurst Drive 
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-558-9526
Vedvictor111@gmail.com
Term: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2015 **

Coral Getino, PhD, Secretary
Spanish Language Solutions
9240 Countryway Drive 
Knoxville, TN  37922 
865-384-5087
spanishls@yahoo.com
Term: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016

Allison Gose 
Vice President 
Campus Disability Advocates 
COK Disability Services Office
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902  
865-456-9738
agose@utk.edu 
Term: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016

Wendy Hector
7823 Gleason Drive
Apt. # 603
Knoxville, TN 37919
Term: 07/08/2014 - 06/30/2017

Angela Hunter 
2211 Ridgecrest Drive 
Knoxville, TN 37918 
865-688-1215 
Ms_amfth1@yahoo.com
Term: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016

Meaghan Johnson, Vice Chair
Vice President
Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Services
Goodwill Industries Knoxville, Inc.
5307 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN  37919
865-588-8567
mjohnson@gwiktn.org
Term: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

Kerry Jones 
Member 
St. Mary's Stroke Support Group 
COK Disability Services Office
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN  37902
865-688-9996
familykjones@juno.com
Term: 07/01/2013 - 6/30/2016

Lindsay Lee
President 
Campus Disability Advocates
COK Disability Services Office
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 
Llee26@utk.edu 
Term: 07/01/2013 - 6/30/2016

Craig Lemak, Chair 
Chief Operating Officer
Knoxville Center of the Deaf
3731 Martin Mill Pike
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-579-0832
clemak@kcdtn.org
Term: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

Katherine Moore
Independent Living Specialist
disABILITY Resource Center
901. E. Hill Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37915
865-637-3666
kmoore@drctn.org 
Term: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

Terri Newman 
Case Manager 
Optum Health
United Health Group
5921 Fayette Drive 
Knoxville, TN 37924
865-256-4917
terri_l_newman@uhc.com
Term: 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017

Laura Payne
Rehabilitation Technology Services Provider
East TN Technology Access Center 
116 Childress Street 
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-219-0130
LPayne@ettac.org
Term: 07/10/2013 - 06/30/2016

Warren Secrest
Manager
Volunteer Assisted Transportation
Knoxville-Knox County CAC 
Office on Aging
P.O. Box 51650
Knoxville, TN 37950-1650
865-524-2786
warren.secrest@knoxseniors.org
Term: 07/10/2014 - 06/30/2017

Whitney Weaver 
AIA. LEED AP, Project Architect
414 Clinch Avenue 
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-523-5001
wweaver@s4dinc.com
Term: 07/10/2013 - 06/30/2016

Stephanie Brewer Cook, Staff Liaison
ADA Coordinator
City of Knoxville
Community Development Department
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN  37902
865-215-2120
865-215-2962 Fax
865-215-4581 TTY
scook@knoxvilletn.gov

** Completion of partial term via special appointment or term staggering