A volunteer is being sought to serve on the Maysville Commission on Human Rights to fill a vacancy left after the departure of its chairman, Jack Hussey.
According to its website, the mission of the commission is “to promote unity, understanding and equal opportunity through education, awareness and action.
The commission recommends legislation to the mayor and the board of commissioners as may be necessary to accomplish its purposes. It submits an annual report as to its activities and the status of interracial relations and discriminatory practices in the city at the March meeting of the Maysville Board of Commissioners as well.
The commission adopts rules to govern its proceedings and holds open meetings as often as deemed necessary.
The Commission on Human Rights is currently holding multiple meetings to get public opinion on a Restorative Justice program being brought to Maysville. Two more public forums will be held – one today in the Amo Peters Community Center at 10 a.m. and one at noon on Nov. 15 in the Cox Building.
Regular meetings of the Commission on Human Rights are held on the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the commission chamber of the Maysville Municipal Building.
The reason for Hussey's departure is unknown as of press time.
Anyone interested may call City Clerk Lisa Dunbar or Mayor David Cartmell at 606-564-9491.