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Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
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Bill 82 Historic Legislation for the Disabled of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Sign by Governor Paul Patton. State Representative Fred Nesler speaks for
the legislature and the leadership at the signing. "Working
together, we can dream, an it can become a reality"
Social Service and Professional Volunteer Work:
Ombudsman Advisory Council, Senior Services
of Northern Kentucky
Chairman, Vice Chairman, Community Program
Center (education, public and government television access)
Master of Ceremonies, "Whosoever Will" Band,
volunteer entertainment for senior centers, nursing homes, churches and
other civic groups
Produced, directed and hosted a weekly Northern
Kentucky cable program entitled, "Your Health and Wellness"
Formerly affiliated with the Covington Rotary
Former member of the Boone County Jaycees
Member of the National, Kentucky and Erlanger
Education Associations, President
Former State Director of National Day of Prayer
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: served
in a voluntary capacity helping to coordinate Legislative and Educational
issues. Member, Stephenson Group
Northern Kentucky Mental Health Association.
Served actively with the Association at both the state and local levels
holding numerous positions including chairman, board of Directors and numerous
committee work assignments
Served on the Goodwill Industries Board of
Former Boone County Businessmen's Association
Master of Ceremonies, Special Olympics for
Masons, Scottish Rite, Syrian Temple Shrine,
1965 to Present
Kiwanis - Charter Member, Ft. Mitchell
Video projects: Historic film of Kentucky counties,
Santa Claus Education Series, Europe by Train series, Your Health and Wellness
Program and Travels with The Stephensons
|John & June
Gerald Sam & Austin in
Frankfort entertaining the Governor and honering the disabled of
For Immediate Release: It was a great day in Frankfort. I thought you
might like to see the pictures.
Senate Bill Signing in Capitol Rotunda by Governor Paul Patton: April
Time: 9:15 a.m. For Further Information Contact John Stephenson
We want to thank the Governor for this opportunity and for his help
passage of this historic legislation. He and the Legislature,
jointly open the doors for all of our citizens. We thank our leaders,
and all the citizens of the Commonwealth for their efforts to enact
Senate Bill 82.
The public is invited and a list of leaders follows below who will
present for the signing.
Without the help of Representative Fred Nesler,
and the other sponsors,
Senator David Williams, (president of the Senate), Representative Jody
and Senator Julie Rose Denton and a patient
Governor Paul Patton and those here and across the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, who are the "Kentucky Joes of the world" this legislation
would still be a dream. Today it is a reality, let us move forward.
I am writing this to extend to you my deepest appreciation for all
help during this historic 2001 General Assembly session!
Because of you and the awesome collective effort of Kentuckians all
our great Commonwealth, "We the People" with disabilities can now
be considered for representation on ALL boards, councils, etc at the
Decision-making levels of our state and local governing entities!
also now actively cause the implementation of disability awareness
modules to be incorporated into staff training programs throughout
government. "We" are now recognized as candidates for employment
decision making positions on a more consistent basis.
SENATE BILL 82 with the HOUSE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE passed the Senate
March 22 2001 at approximately 2:50 p. m.!
Every single telephone call to the LRC message line, every single e-mail
message shared with others, every single personal contact with your
representative, and every single presence in the Capitol and Capitol
WAS THE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT URGE that convinced the members of
and Senate that "An Act Relating to Disability" is very very important
legislation for Kentucky!
The activity surrounding this legislation demonstrated a great
and support from the leaders in the Commonwealth pertaining to
issues and from the disability rights advocates across the state.
I am so very proud of Kentuckians with disabilities!
YOU have caused Kentucky State Government to end DISCRIMINATION against
people with disabilities!
Of course, the ending of discrimination has been announced time and
again throughout history. It is strictly up to us to come forth
basis just as we have during this 2001 General assembly to educate
Commonwealth about disability. We can do this!
Our representation at the decision making level of state government
cause all leaders to naturally begin to think differently about
Please take a moment to extend to your representatives (Legislator and
Senator) a huge "Thank You" for his/her role in passing Senate Bill
Thank all of you for your great and successful effort in "MAKING A
DIFFERENCE IN KENTUCKY"!
Special Olympics MC (30years)
Representative Fred Nesler ( who originally introduced HB 119)
400 State Route 440
Mayfield, KY 42066
Brian Sunderland will be representing Senator Julie Rose Denton (Whose
SB 82 was the vehicle for which HB 119 was to ride piggyback) SB 82
introduced for the Governors office as a reorganization piece of
Julie Rose Denton (36)
4600 Doe Spring Court
Louisville, KY 40241
(Del. Office) 502-574-8099
John Glisson firstname.lastname@example.org
(God's gift to the disabled.,
thank you Lord, Johnny S)
>> John Glisson, Legislative Co-Chair
>> Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
"Marsha Vanhook" <email@example.com
silc member Marsha van hook
P.O.Box 559 Somerset, KY 42502
Pamela Wallace firstname.lastname@example.org
call Pamela at 859-335-9282
"Sharon Fields" email@example.com
Sharon Fields, Executive Director
Kentucky Disabilities Coalition
Office phone: (toll free) 800-327-5287 ext. 264, or (regular)
Office FAX: 502-327-9974;
Home phone: 502-897-7692;