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ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS
Between now and March 2023, CODI is accepting nominations for new council members!

If you are a Knoxville resident with disabilities or are familiar with the issues and concerns of persons with disabilities, please consider applying to serve on the council.

Download the application [PDF] or [DOCX], fill it out and send it via mail, email or fax to:

Misha Dziubak
400 Main Street - Suite 539C
Knoxville, TN 37902
[email protected]
865-215-4581 Fax


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  COVID INFORMATION
  On June 23, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration launched a new initiative to expand the availability of testing options that are more accessible for people who are blind or have low vision.

How to get the tests:  
Order online or by calling 1-800-232-0233.

• Each order now includes 12 rapid-antigen tests that are more accessible for people who are blind or have low vision.
• These will ship in six separate packages, each with two tests.
• Each package will have a separate tracking number.   
• Orders will ship free, while supplies last.
 
To use the tests, you must:
• Have a compatible Bluetooth-enabled smartphone.
• Download and install a free app from the Apple App Store (for iOS) or Google Play Store (for Android).

What makes the tests more accessible?
The test works with the app to provide:
• Audio step-by-step instructions for administering the test.
• Audio test results.

Need more assistance?

Call 1-888-677-1199 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern) or email [email protected].
   
  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. 
Click here to learn more
   
  Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA
  The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990.
Click here to learn more
   
  WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL 
  Starting on August 11th, join us on Thursday’s for a relaxed, just for fun evening of wheelchair basketball at the Christenberry Community Center. Hosted by The City of Knoxville Dynamic Recreation Program, in partnership with Power-of-Play, sessions will consist of an open gym style of wheelchair basketball over the course of 8 weeks from 6pm-8pm.
Click here to learn more
   
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. For more information on CODI, please email us at [email protected]

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.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to attend a City of Knoxville public meeting, please contact the City of Knoxville's ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Brewer Cook at  865-215-2034 or [email protected] no less than 72 business hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend.


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.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for CODI, please go to the Members Information page, where you will find the nomination form in both PDF and Word formats. 


CODI REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE

The regular meetings of CODI are typically held on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in either the Small Assembly Room in the City County Building at 400 Main St. or on Zoom.
**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email [email protected] no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time.

January 12, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
February 9, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
March 9, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
April 13, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
May 18, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
June 8, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
July 13, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
August 12, 2022 - Retreat, 9:00 a.m., City County Building, Rm.461
September 14, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
October 12, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
November 9, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
December 14, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**


CODI COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

Community Engagement committee meetings of CODI are typically held at 3:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month.
**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email [email protected] no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time

January 12, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
February 9, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
March 9, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
April 13, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
May 25, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
June 8, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
July 13, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
August 10, 2022 - Cancelled
September 14, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
October 12, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
November 9, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
December 14, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**


CODI BYLAWS COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email [email protected] no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time

- No additional meetings scheduled for 2022 -


CODI MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email [email protected] no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time

February 22, 2022 - 2:00 p.m., Zoom Meeting**
March 6, 2022 - 3:30 p.m., Zoom Meeting**
May 2, 2022 - 2:00 p.m., Zoom Meeting**
May 23, 2022 - 1:00 p.m., Zoom Meeting**


CODI TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

The transportation committee meetings of CODI are typically at 3:00 p.m. on the Monday before the regular CODI meeting.
**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email [email protected] no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time

January 10, 2022 - Cancelled
February 7, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
March 7, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
April 11, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
May 23, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
June 6, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
July 11, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
August 8, 2022 - Cancelled
September 12, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
October 10, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
November 7, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
December 12, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
 

LIVABILITY STRATEGIC PLAN GROUP

Livability Strategic Plan Group meetings are typically held at 3:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to our Regular CODI Meeting.
**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email [email protected] no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time.

January 6, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
February 3, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
March 3, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
April 7, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
May 5, 2022 - Cancelled
June 2, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
July 7, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
July 28, 2022 - Workshop, Zoom Meeting**
August 4, 2022 - Workshop, Zoom Meeting**
August 11, 2022 - Workshop, Zoom Meeting**
September 8, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
October 6, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
November 3, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
December 8, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**


CODI UNIVERSAL DESIGN STRATEGIC PLAN GROUP

Universal Design Strategic Plan Group meetings are typically held at 2:00 p.m. on the Tuesday directly before the regular CODI meeting.
**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email [email protected] no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time

January 11, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
February 8, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
March 9, 2022 - 3:00 p.m., Zoom Meeting**
April 12, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
May 17, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
June 7, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
July 12, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
August 9, 2022 - Cancelled
September 13, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
October 11, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
November 8, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**
December 13, 2022 - Zoom Meeting**


CONTACT INFO

Misha Dziubak
CODI City Staff Liaison
City Disability Services Office Assistant

865-215-2423 / TTY: 711
[email protected]

Dennis Landfather
CODI Chair

[email protected]


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COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP
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