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  DISABILITY-FRIENDLY CITY SURVEY
  In order to better serve the needs of people with disabilities and seniors, the City is asking people to participate in a Disability-Friendly City Survey. Elements that make a city friendly to people with disabilities and seniors are accessible options for transportation, housing, health services, civic and social involvement, recreational and leisure facilities, environment and weather, education, and employment.
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  A MORE ACCESSIBLE CITY
  Multiple City departments are working to make downtown and neighborhoods – as well as City parks and recreation programs – more accessible to people with disabilities. Stephanie Cook, the City's ADA Coordinator, sees progress being made. She's pleased the City is prioritizing walkable neighborhoods, and more paths are being opened for people using wheelchairs. 
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The Mayor’s Council on Disability Issues (CODI) is an advisory council to the City of Knoxville on disability-related programs and policies. Created in 1984, this 20-member council provides information to the City on current events or concerns within the disability community.

The regular meetings of the Mayor's Council On Disability Issues (CODI) are held monthly, on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. Typically CODI meetings last until 5:30 p.m. All regular meetings, committee meetings, and special meetings are open to the public.


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.


CODI 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 in the City County Building at 400 Main St.

January 9, 2019
February 13, 2019 - Cancelled
February 15, 2019 - CODI Retreat, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., at DRC.
March 13, 2019
April 10, 2019
May 8, 2019
June 12, 2019
July 10, 2019
August 14, 2019
September 18, 2019 - Will be held in Large Assembly Room of City County Building
October 9, 2019
November 13, 2019
December 11, 2019


CODI TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETINGS SCHEDULE

The transportation committee meetings of CODI are held on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at the disAbility Resource Center located at 900 E Hill Ave. #205.

February 11, 2019 - Cancelled
March 11, 2019 - Cancelled
April 8, 2019
May 13, 2019 - Cancelled
June 10, 2019
July 8, 2019
August 12, 2019
September 9, 2019
October 14, 2019
November 11, 2019
December 9, 2019


CODI BYLAWS COMMITTEE MEETINGS SCHEDULE

March 28, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., City County Building room 584

April 25, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., City County Building room 584


CODI NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEETINGS SCHEDULE

April 5, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Small Assembly Room in the City County Building

April 10, 2019 - Will meet directly after regular CODI meeting is dismissed in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building.


CODI SPECIAL MEETINGS SCHEDULE

Disability Friendly City Survey Strategic Plan Group will meet each month directly after the conclusion of the regular monthly CODI meeting in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building.

March 6, 2019 - Disability Friendly Survey Strategic Plan Meeting, 2:00 p.m., City County Building room 514

March 21, 2019 - Livability/Visitability Strategic Plan Meeting, 11:45 a.m., Patrick Sullivan's, 7545 Northshore Drive

April 10, 2019 - Disability Friendly Survey Strategic Plan Meeting, 3:00 p.m., City County Building room 511

May 8, 2019 - Community Engagement Strategic Plan Meeting, 3:00 p.m., City County Building room 511

May 22, 2019 - Disability Friendly Survey Strategic Plan Meeting, 1:00 p.m., City County Building room 511

September 18, 2019 - Mayoral Candidate Forum, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Large Assembly Room of City County Building


CONTACT INFO

Misha Byrne
City Disability Services Office Assistant

865-215-2423
mbyrne@knoxvilletn.gov

Mark Allan
CODI Chair

markallan@allanarch.com


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COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP
Click here to view current council membership and to check for opportunities to serve on this council.