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.
2013 Meeting Dates, 9:30a.m.
- January 30, 2013
- February 27, 2013 (Northside Library, 1733 Russell Cave Rd; accessible by Lextran Route 6 N. Broadway)
- March 27, 2013 (Northside Library, 1733 Russell Cave Rd; accessible by Lextran Route 6 N. Broadway)
- April 24, 2013 (Northside Library, 1733 Russell Cave Rd; accessible by Lextran Route 6 N. Broadway)
- May 29, 2013 (Central Library, 140 E. Main St, 4th Fl, Rm. C)
- June 26, 2013 (Central Library, 140 E. Main St, 4th Fl, Rm. C)
- July 31, 2013 (Central Library, 140 E. Main St, 4th Fl, Rm. C)
- August 28, 2013 (Central Library, 140 E. Main St. 4th Fl. Rm. C)
- September 25, 2013 (Village Branch Library)
- October 30, 2013 (Village Branch Library)
- December 11, 2013 (Central Library, 140 E. St, 4th Fl, Rm. C)
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
- Transportation - Morry LaTour, Chair
- Accessibility Committee - Kristina Stambaugh, Chair
- Bylaws Committee - Rick Curtis
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.
Click here to view the By-Laws
How to contact
Jill Barnett (please leave contact information in the body of the email)
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.
| The Problem
|| The Solution
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