MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC)- Alabama Department of Mental Health Commissioner Zelia Baugh announced her resignation on Tuesday, citing family priorities as the reason she is leaving the position. Baugh will resign as of June 30, 2012.
"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of this state. However, it has become increasingly apparent to me that my family priorities require most of my attention at this time," Baugh said in a statement to media.
"I believe the department is well-positioned to continue to make progress toward providing the highest caliber services to Alabamians with intellectual disabilities, mental illnesses, or substance addictions. Throughout the department, there are dedicated individuals who are making a positive difference in the lives of consumers and their families, and I am honored to have served as commissioner," Baugh said.