Knox County Tennessee

Disability Advisory Group


Purpose

  1. Provide recommendations on the top priorities listed in the ADA Transition Plan as over one third of the priorities in the plan are ranked “high”.
  2. Serve as an advisory group to the Knox County Mayor and Knox County Commission in matters concerning persons with disabilities.
  3. Promote coordination and communication in working with various Knox County departments as plans for the construction of new county facilities are developed and constructed.

Members

The Disability Advisory Group shall consist of nine voting members who are appointed by the Knox County Mayor and approved by Knox County Commission. The members shall include 50% persons with disabilities and represent a wide range of disabilities. In addition, members shall include persons who are familiar with issues/concerns of persons with disabilities and represent a variety of service interests.


Term of Membership

The term shall begin with a meeting in the month that follows Knox County Commission approval. A term will consist of four (4) years with 4 members serving an initial two (2) year term and five (5) members serving an initial full four (4) year term. A maximum of two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms is permitted.


Officers

The officers of the Disability Advisory Group shall be chairperson, vice-chair person and secretary. Officers shall be elected from the Disability Advisory Group membership at their first meeting and serve for a term of one (1) year with a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms.


Meetings

Regular meetings of the Disability Advisory Group shall be held monthly initially with the possibility of going to every other month. The month, day and time shall be determined by vote at the first meeting of the Disability Advisory Group in the month following approval of the Disability Advisory Group by Knox County Commission. All meetings of the Disability Advisory Group shall give adequate public notice.


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Human Resources


Carly Pearson, ADA Coordinator
City County Building
400 Main St, Suite 345
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-318-9310
Judicial Program ADA Coordinator
Elizabeth Golem
400 Main Street, Suite 149
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-4437
Marcus Kennedy, Organizational Development Director
400 Main Street, Suite 345
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-4427
Text 865-318-9310 or
TTY 865-215-2497
Email