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MAYOR'S COUNCIL ON DISABILITY ISSUES
Officer / New Member Nomination Form [PDF]
Officer / New Member Nomination Form [DOC]
CODI Bylaws Amended 02/2013 [PDF]
Meeting Agenda [PDF]
Meeting Minutes [PDF]
Member Biographical Information
Lakeshore Closure Recommendations [PDF]
ADA & Local Judiciary Process
ADA United States Code Title 42
Disability.gov
Disability Resource Center
Prevalence of Disabilities in the Knoxville Region [PDF]
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder
State Executive Order by Gov. Haslam [PDF]
State Employment First Task Force [PDF]
Blueprint for Employing People with Disablities [PDF]
The regular meetings of the Mayor's Council On Disability Issues (CODI) are held bimonthly (February, April, June, August and October,) on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. Special called meetings are held on alternate months (January, March, May, September and November,) in the Main Assembly Room and provide a panel discussion on a timely, disability-specific topic that is taped by Community Television (CTV). Typically, both CODI regular and special-called meetings last until 6:30 p.m.

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.

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 for the months of February, April, June, August, October and December. On the second Wednesday of the month for the other six months of the year, *panel discussions are held and taped for CTV starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room.

* January 8, 2014 - Main Assembly Room at 5 p.m.
CODI Transportation Committee - Small Assembly Room at 3:30 p.m.
February 12, 2014 - Small Assemlby Room at 4 p.m.(CANCELED)
* March 12, 2014 - Main Assembly Room at 5 p.m.
April 9, 2014 - Small Assemlby Room at 4 p.m.
* May 14, 2014 - Main Assembly Room at 5 p.m.
June 11, 2014 - Small Assemlby Room at 4 p.m.
* July 9, 2014 - Main Assembly Room at 5 p.m.
August 13, 2014 - Small Assemlby Room at 4 p.m.
* September 10, 2014 - Main Assembly Room at 5 p.m.
October 8, 2014 - Small Assemlby Room at 4 p.m.
* November 12, 2014 - Main Assembly Room at 5 p.m.
December 5 or 12 Annual All-Day Retreat

CODI Tapings

Below is a list of previous tapings and their topics. If you would like to view a taping, go to http://www.ctvknox.org and select "CODI" from the Playlist.

  • 03/12/14 - Aging in Place
  • 11/13/13 - Affordable Care Act
  • 07/17/13 - Emergency Preparedness
  • 05/08/13 - Veterans Issues
  • Equity Awards Breakfast 2013
  • 01/2013 - Disability in the East Tennessee Region (PlanET)
  • (CODI 243) - Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • 11/14/12 - Senior Issues
  • 05/09/12 - Closing of Lake Shore Mental Health Institute
  • 11/09/11 - Alzheimer's Awareness Month
  • 08/10/11 - Forum with Mayoral Candidates on Disability Issues
  • 04/13/11 - Disability and PlanET
  • 08/11/10 - Ten-Year Plan for Chronic Homelessness
  • 07/14/10 - Voting and Disability
  • 05/12/10 - The Economy and the Disability Community in TN
  • Council Members
    Mary Thom Adams
    Assistant Director, Development Officer
    Ijams Nature Center
    4415 West Sunset Road
    Knoxville, TN 37914
    865-577-4714 ext. 177
    mtadams@ijams.org
    Term: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2015 **

    Mark Allan
    Architect
    Allan Associates Architects
    5516 Wallwood Road
    Knoxville, TN 37912
    865-689-1302
    markallan@allanarch.com
    Term: 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017

    Larry Austin
    Member
    Amputee Support Group of Knoxville
    2217 Spence Place
    Knoxville, TN  37920
    865-609-7111
    larry7austin@comcast.net
    Term: 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017

    Anna Bass
    Director of Disability Rights Advocacy
    Disability Law & Advocacy Center
    9050 Exec. Park Dr., Ste. 101-B
    Knoxville, TN 37923
    865-670-2944 ext. 16
    annab@dlactn.org
    Term: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

    Sandy Booher
    7913 Gleason Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    423-315-0565
    smbooher@comcast.net
    Term: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

    Judi Brookshire
    Director of Comprehensive Education Resource Center
    TN School for the Deaf
    3665 Iskagna Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    865-579-2452
    jubrook@aol.com
    Term: 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017

    Victor Dockery
    Peer Support Volunteer
    Amputee Support Group of Knoxville
    6213 Starhurst Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37921
    865-558-9526
    Vedvictor111@gmail.com
    Term: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2015 **

    Coral Getino, PhD, Secretary
    Spanish Language Solutions
    9240 Countryway Drive
    Knoxville, TN  37922
    865-384-5087
    spanishls@yahoo.com
    Term: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016

    Allison Gose
    Vice President
    Campus Disability Advocates
    COK Disability Services Office
    400 Main Street
    Knoxville, TN 37902 
    865-456-9738
    agose@utk.edu
    Term: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016

    Wendy Hector
    7823 Gleason Drive
    Apt. # 603
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    Term: 07/08/2014 - 06/30/2017

    Angela Hunter
    2211 Ridgecrest Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37918
    865-688-1215
    Ms_amfth1@yahoo.com
    Term: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016

    Meaghan Johnson, Vice Chair
    Vice President
    Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Services
    Goodwill Industries Knoxville, Inc.
    5307 Kingston Pike
    Knoxville, TN  37919
    865-588-8567
    mjohnson@gwiktn.org
    Term: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

     





    Kerry Jones
    Member
    St. Mary's Stroke Support Group
    COK Disability Services Office
    400 Main Street
    Knoxville, TN  37902
    865-688-9996
    familykjones@juno.com
    Term: 07/01/2013 - 6/30/2016

    Lindsay Lee
    President
    Campus Disability Advocates
    COK Disability Services Office
    400 Main Street
    Knoxville, TN 37902 
    Llee26@utk.edu
    Term: 07/01/2013 - 6/30/2016

    Craig Lemak, Chair
    Chief Operating Officer
    Knoxville Center of the Deaf
    3731 Martin Mill Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37920
    865-579-0832
    clemak@kcdtn.org
    Term: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

    Katherine Moore
    Independent Living Specialist
    disABILITY Resource Center
    901. E. Hill Avenue
    Knoxville, TN  37915
    865-637-3666
    kmoore@drctn.org
    Term: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

    Terri Newman
    Case Manager
    Optum Health
    United Health Group
    5921 Fayette Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37924
    865-256-4917
    terri_l_newman@uhc.com
    Term: 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017

    Laura Payne
    Rehabilitation Technology Services Provider
    East TN Technology Access Center
    116 Childress Street
    Knoxville, TN 37920
    865-219-0130
    LPayne@ettac.org
    Term: 07/10/2013 - 06/30/2016

    Warren Secrest
    Manager
    Volunteer Assisted Transportation
    Knoxville-Knox County CAC
    Office on Aging
    P.O. Box 51650
    Knoxville, TN 37950-1650
    865-524-2786
    warren.secrest@knoxseniors.org
    Term: 07/10/2014 - 06/30/2017

    Whitney Weaver
    AIA. LEED AP, Project Architect
    414 Clinch Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    865-523-5001
    wweaver@s4dinc.com
    Term: 07/10/2013 - 06/30/2016

    Stephanie Brewer Cook, Staff Liaison
    ADA Coordinator
    City of Knoxville
    Community Development Department
    400 Main Street
    Knoxville, TN  37902
    865-215-2120
    865-215-2962 Fax
    865-215-4581 TTY
    scook@cityofknoxville.org

    ** Completion of partial term via special appointment or term staggering

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