Jason Jones


Jason Jones is a staff member for the UK Human Development Institute as an advocacy specialist and as the project coordinator for Kentucky Works Partnerships in Employment as well as the Southeast ADA Affiliate for Kentucky. Advocacy for people with paralysis is very personal to Jones, who was a four-sport athlete in high school before an accident involving the high-jump resulted in his becoming a quadriplegic in 1990. Jones co-founded the Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury (KCSCI) in 2012. The purpose of the KCSCI is to gather individuals with SCI from around the Commonwealth to join in the discussion of critical quality of life issues that are important to everyone. Previously, Jones was appointed by then Governor Steve Beshear as the Director of Community Relations for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. He resides in Lexington with his wife Jessica and their two sons Micah and Bryce.

I joined the Town Branch Park Partners because it is important for groups like this to have diverse perspectives in order to reflect that same diversity in the people who will ultimately benefit . I want to see every group not only have input in the planning, but also in the enjoyment of a great space for the entire community.