The city of Binghamton Human Rights Commission has put out a call for new members.

The commission has seven voting members and two non-voting ex-officio members. The non-voting members are representatives nominated by the mayor's office and by city council.

People interested in volunteering to serve on the commission may submit a letter to the city clerk's office by January 16. Volunteers should be able to commit to attending one meeting a month.

Individuals who apply for membership must be city residents. People who represent agencies in promoting human rights in the city aren't required to live in Binghamton.

Those seeking more information may contact the office at 607.772.7005.

The Human Rights Commission was established by a local law approved by city council in December 2011.