Aug. 11 Forum Set to Discuss Employing People With Disabilities

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Aug. 11 Forum Set to Discuss Employing People With Disabilities

Posted: 07/28/2015
Community ConversationCommunity leaders and employers, mark your calendar: A “Community Conversation” to discuss strategies for supporting the employment of people with disabilities is scheduled for 6-8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Embassy Suites, 9621 Parkside Drive.

Mayor Madeline Rogero is among the speakers at this informal “Community Conversation,” during which participants will explore innovative ideas and collectively strategize on ways to increase meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Sponsors include the Knoxville Area Employment Consortium, Tennesseeworks and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Organizers hope for a diverse turnout of participants representing business, government, educators, service providers, nonprofit agencies, faith communities and individuals with disabilities and their families.

Register at https://knoxvillecommunityconversation.splashthat.com/.

Anyone needing a disability accommodation to attend the event should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Cook, at scook@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-2034. For an English interpreter, contact Joshalyn Hundley, Title VI Coordinator, at 865-215-3867 or at jhundley@knoxvilletn.gov.