The Cuyahoga County Agency of Inspector General's Mission is to promote honesty and accountability in County Government. To this end, we commit to you that if you report an allegation of wrongdoing to our Agency it will be fully investigated and when appropriate a referral for further governmental intervention or internal discipline will be made. It is no longer business as usual in Cuyahoga County. This is about a change in the way we do business. We owe it to ourselves, to the taxpayers and to the residents of the county to engage in business practices of the highest ethical standards.

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Cuyahoga County Inspector General

photo of Alexa BeelerInspector General Alexa 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.