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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.

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 scook@knoxvilletn.gov 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.


CODI MEETINGS SCHEDULE

The regular meetings of CODI are typically 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.

October 9, 2019
November 13, 2019
December 11, 2019
January 8, 2020
February 5, 2020
March 11, 2020
April 8, 2020
May 13, 3030
June 10, 2020
July 8, 2020
August 12, 2020
September 9, 2020
October 14, 2020
November 11, 2020
December 9, 2020


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 CAC Transportation Offices of the LT Ross building, 2247 Western Avenue 37921.

November 18, 2019 - Cancelled
December 9, 2019


CODI BYLAWS COMMITTEE MEETINGS SCHEDULE

No additional meetings set for 2019


CODI NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEETINGS SCHEDULE

No additional meetings set for 2019


CODI SPECIAL MEETINGS SCHEDULE

December 11, 2019 - Livability/Visitability Strategic Plan Meeting, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., City County Building room 514

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.

Beginning in January 2020, Community Engagement Strategic Plan and Livability/Visitability Strategic Plan groups will meet in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


CONTACT INFO

Misha Byrne
CODI City Staff Liaison
City Disability Services Office Assistant

865-215-2423
mbyrne@knoxvilletn.gov

Mark Allan
CODI Chair

markallan@allanarch.com


If you encounter accessibility problems with this page or have comments to offer, including any access difficulty due to incompatibility with adaptive technology, please contact mbyrne@knoxvilletn.gov



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