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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 21-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 REGULAR MEETING 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.
**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email mbyrne@knoxvilletn.gov no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time

January 8, 2020
February 5, 2020
March 11, 2020 - (Shoney's, 2612 Chapman Hwy)
April 8, 2020 - Cancelled
May 13, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**
June 10, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**
July 8, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**
August 12, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**
September 9, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**
October 14, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**
November 11, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**
December 9, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**


CODI BYLAWS COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE
**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email mbyrne@knoxvilletn.gov no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time

April 29, 2020 - 12:00 p.m., Zoom Meeting**
May 6, 2020 - 1:00 p.m., Zoom Meeting**
May 11, 2020 - 10:00 a.m., Zoom Meeting**

CODI MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

CODI Membership Committee meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room in the City County Building at 400 Main St.
**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email mbyrne@knoxvilletn.gov no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time

January 8, 2020
February 5, 2020
March 11, 2020 - (Shoney's, 2612 Chapman Hwy)
April 8, 2020 - Cancelled
April 29, 2020 - 1:00 p.m.  - Zoom Meeting**
May 6, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. - Zoom Meeting**
September 24, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. - Zoom Meeting**


CODI TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

The transportation committee meetings of CODI are typically held on the second Monday of the month.
**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email mbyrne@knoxvilletn.gov no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time

January 13, 2020 - Cancelled
February 5, 2020 - at 3:15 in the Small Assembly Room
March 9, 2020 - Cancelled
April 13, 2020 - Cancelled
May 11, 2020 - Cancelled
June 8, 2020 - Cancelled
July 13, 2020 - Cancelled
August 10, 2020 - Cancelled
September 14, 2020 - Cancelled
October 8, 2020 - Zoom Meeting, 2pm**
November 9, 2020
December 14, 2020


CODI SPECIAL MEETINGS SCHEDULE

Community Engagement Strategic Plan Group
**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email mbyrne@knoxvilletn.gov no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time

October 8, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**


Disability Friendly City Survey Strategic Plan Group

No additional meetings set for 2020


Livability/Visitability Strategic Plan Group

Livability/Visitability Strategic Plan Group meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room in the City County Building at 400 Main St.
**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email mbyrne@knoxvilletn.gov no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time

January 8, 2020 - Cancelled
February 5, 2020
March 11, 2020 - (Shoney's, 2612 Chapman Hwy)
April 8, 2020 - Cancelled
May 13, 2020 - 3:00 p.m., Zoom Meeting**
May 27, 2020 - 3:00 p.m., Zoom Meeting**
June 10, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**
July 8, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**
August 12, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**
September 9, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**
October 14, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**
November 11, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**
December 9, 2020 - Zoom Meeting**


CODI Mental Health Special Meeting

**If you would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please email mbyrne@knoxvilletn.gov no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time

May 28, 2020 - 3:00 p.m., Zoom Meeting**
June 15, 2020 - 11:00 a.m., Zoom Meeting**




CONTACT INFO

Misha Byrne
CODI City Staff Liaison
City Disability Services Office Assistant

865-215-2423
mbyrne@knoxvilletn.gov

Melissa VanDyke
CODI Chair

mpvandyke@pstcc.edu


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