A longtime advocate for Alabama children is retiring.
The board of VOICES for Alabama's Children announced that Linda Tilly will retire as executive director at the end of the year. Tilly has been with the statewide child advocacy organization for more than 17 years.
Children in Alabama are still dealing with obstacles as they face the future, but the 2012 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Alabama children with their best ranking in overall well-being since the data book began publication in 1990.
But it also shows that Alabama still has much work to do in insuring a bright future for children. Alabama ranks 45th in the new data book.