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Commission for People with Disabilities

Sensitivity Awareness
Commission members Roger Daman and Laura Thomas presented a Sensitivity awareness lunch and learn to city employees on Jan. 25, 2015.


Member Name Term Ends
Marie Allison
Jill Barnett 01/2017
David Beach
Tiffany Bryant 01/2019
Rick Curtis 12/2018
Roger Daman 01/2017
Kenzie Gleason 12/2018
CM Peggy Henson 12/2016
Annette Jett 01/2017
Carla Johnson
Richard Moloney 12/2018
Kristy Stambaugh 12/2018
Andrea Strassburg 01/2017
Laura Thomas 01/2017
Theresa Thomas

The Commission for People with Disabilities wants to hear from you!

In Fayette County, where do you see cars parked in handicapped parking spaces illegally? Email

Mission Statement

To promote the inclusion and empowerment of people with disabilities within the Lexington-Fayette Urban County community, and to advise the Mayor and the Urban County Council on issues that impact persons with disabilities.

What we're about and what we are doing

Accessibility is working on:


  • Educate and promote businesses that hire individuals with disabilities. 
  • Formulate email blasts and contact lists to spread the word about the Commission, meetings and events.
  • Create and conduct disability-sensitivity trainings for LFUCG employees and Council Members.
  • Develop a campaign to educate and create awareness about handicapped parking as well as increase the penalty for illegally parking in a handicapped space.
  • Increase the publicity efforts of the Commission.


  • Cafe' sidewalk ordinance

2016 Meeting Dates
9:30 a.m.
Central Library, Room B (4th Floor)

• January 27
• February 24
• March 30
• April 27
• May 25
• June 29
• July 27
• August 31 
• September 28 (9 – 11 a.m.)
• October 26  
• December 7

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Events listings

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The iknowexpo will be held at the Lexington Center in the Bluegrass Ballroom on April 3, 2016, from Noon to 5 p.m. Check out their website for more information.

How to serve

Members of this Commission are appointed by the Mayor. If you are interested in serving, please submit a resume and cover letter to the Mayor's Office.


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How to contact 

Laura Thomas (please leave contact information in the body of the email)

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More Information:

Where Not to Park
Where not to Park is a project that was brought to the Commission by Donnie Whittler and Patti Parsons. Donnie is a Professional who owns his own business and happens to have a disability. His van is equipped with a Wheelchair lift so he needs access to Handicapped Parking Spaces that are Van Accessible. Please view this short video to better understand the importance of leaving the Van Accessible parking spots and access areas open to those who have lift vehicles or use wheelchairs.

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Community Special Needs Registry
The Division of Emergency Management has a new way to help residents of the community with special needs when a disaster or emergency occurs: a Community Special Needs registry. Residents can now complete a Special Needs Survey form. The form will allow residents to describe any special needs they might have and will provide emergency response personnel quicker access to information about people who might need special assistance during an emergency.

We respect your right to confidentiality and continuously take every possible measure to ensure that your personal information remains confidential. We do not collect or maintain information about you that is not essential for your safety and well-being.

Click here for more information

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