Inspector General Alexandra R. Beeler
Alexa Beeler was officially approved and sworn in as the Inspector General for Cuyahoga County on April 26, 2022. She will fill an unexpired term ending December 2024. In this role, Ms. Beeler enforces the County’s Ethics Code and serves as the County’s Chief Ethics Officer. She is responsible for investigating fraud, corruption, waste and abuse within County government, which has approximately 5,000 employees and a $1.5 billion annual budget.
Ms. Beeler began her legal career as the Judicial Staff Attorney for the Honorable Judge John P. O’Donnell. She managed the Court’s distinguished Commercial Docket, affording her extensive experience handling a broad array of complex cases, including those involving fraud, embezzlement, and employee claims of retaliation. Ms. Beeler then served as an Assistant Law Director in the Cuyahoga County Department of Law. She practiced in the Contracting, Procurement and Real Estate Group, where she gained a thorough knowledge of the County and the County Code, including required County contracting procedures and best practices for full, fair, and open competition. She primarily represented the Department of Development in all its facets with a particular focus on minimizing the County’s risk regarding its economic development loans.
Ms. Beeler earned her Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University and her Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She served as a Federal Judicial Extern for the Honorable Christopher A. Boyko and a Corporate Legal Intern for the Sherwin-Williams Company. She was intimately involved with the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland for six years as both Chair of the House’s young professionals’ group and as a Member of the Board of Trustees.
Ms. Beeler is a lifelong resident of Cuyahoga County and has been a dedicated public servant to the County since she began her legal career in 2009. She is eager to continue to serve Cuyahoga County, its employees, and its residents in her new capacity and will wholeheartedly strive to raise the standard of honesty, accountability, and transparency in County government.
The Cuyahoga County Agency of Inspector General was established by the County Executive and County Council and voted into the County Charter by the citizens of Cuyahoga County.
The AIG protects taxpayers’ interests by promoting honesty and accountability in County government.
The AIG is granted broad authority to conduct investigations, inspections and audits relating to fraud, corruption, waste, abuse, misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance in the operations of County government.
The AIG is the designated investigative officer for all issues arising under the County’s Ethics Ordinance. In this capacity, the AIG is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that County elected officials, employees, board members and contractors doing business with the County meet the highest ethical standards.
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