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  COVID INFORMATION
  If you are a person with either intellectual or physical disabilities, or are helping someone who is, the Knox County Health Department wants you to sign up online for the Covid-19 vaccine wait list.

On February 10, 2021, Knox County Health Department (KCHD) released a new online registration platform so qualifying individuals can join a waitlist for future vaccination opportunities. You can sign up on their website https://covid.knoxcountytn.gov. When there is vaccine available, you will receive an email from the Health Department informing you of the location for where you can receive the vaccine. 

Please go to the recommended site if you are able. If the location is not one that works for either you or the person you or the person you are trying to assist in terms of medical conditions and/or safety, please contact the Health Department staff at 865-215-5555. For those without internet or computer access, you can call KCHD's Public Information Line (865-215-5555) or Knoxville 3-1-1 (865-215-4311)
   
  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 read full blog post
   
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.

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 mbyrne@knoxvilletn.gov no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time.

January 13, 2021- Zoom Meeting**
February 10, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
March 10, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
April 14, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
May 12, 2021- Zoom Meeting**
June 9, 2021
July 14, 2021
August 11, 2021
September 8, 2021
October 13, 2021
November 10, 2021
December 8, 2021


CODI COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

Community Engagement committee meetings of CODI are typically held on the second Thursday 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

February 11, 2021 - 3:00 p.m. - Zoom Meeting**
March 11, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
April 8, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
May 6, 2021- Zoom Meeting**
June 3, 2021
July 8, 2021
August 6, 2021
September 2, 2021
October 7, 2021
November 4, 2021
December 2, 2021


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

March 9, 2021 (12:30 p.m.) - Zoom Meeting**
March 23, 2021 (12:30 p.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

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**
April 7, 2021 - 3:00 p.m. - Zoom Meeting**
April 22, 2021 - 3:00 p.m. - Zoom Meeting**
May 12, 2021 - 3:00 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 mbyrne@knoxvilletn.gov no later than one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time

January 11, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
February 8, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
March 8, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
April 12, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
May 10, 2021 - Cancelled
June 7, 2021
July 12, 2021
August 9, 2021 
September 6, 2021 
October 11, 2021 
November 8, 2021 
December 6, 2021


COVID STRATEGIC PLAN GROUP

Effects of Covid on People with Disabilities Strategic Plan Group meetings are typically held at 4:00 p.m. on the Tuesday the week before the regular CODI 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.

January 12, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
March 9, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
April 6, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
May 4, 2021- Zoom Meeting**
June 1, 2021
July 6, 2021
August 3, 2021
August 31, 2021
October 5, 2021
November 2, 2021
November 30, 2021

 
LIVABILITY STRATEGIC PLAN GROUP

Livability Strategic Plan Group meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 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.

February 10, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
March 10, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
April 14, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
May 12, 2021- Zoom Meeting**
June 9, 2021
July 14, 2021
August 11, 2021
September 8, 2021
October 13, 2021
November 10, 2021
December 8, 2021


CODI UNIVERSAL DESIGN STRATEGIC PLAN GROUP
Universal Design Strategic Plan Group meetings are typically held at 2:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the regular CODI 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

February 9, 2021 - (12:00 p.m.) - Zoom Meeting**
March 9, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
April 13, 2021 - Zoom Meeting**
May 11, 2021- Zoom Meeting**
June 8, 2021
July 13, 2021
August 10, 2021
September 7, 2021
October 12, 2021
November 9, 2021
December 7, 2021


CONTACT INFO

Misha Byrne
CODI City Staff Liaison
City Disability Services Office Assistant

865-215-2423
MByrne@KnoxvilleTN.gov

Melissa VanDyke
CODI Chair

MelissaVanDyke10@Gmail.com


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