Municipal Judge, Huntsville, AL
Judge Cleveland was appointed Municipal Court Judge for the City of Huntsville in 1999 by the Huntsville City Council and is currently serving her fifth four-year term. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she served as an attorney in the general practice of law in Birmingham, Alabama and as a Municipal Prosecutor for the Cities of Birmingham and Ensley. She was hired in September 1992 by the Madison County District Attorney to serve as an Assistant District Attorney and remained in that position until her appointment to the bench.
Throughout the years Judge Cleveland has received numerous awards and recognitions to include: 2010 Whitney M. Young Outstanding Community Service Award by the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America; 2011 Alabama Administrative Office of Courts Howell Heflin Award for Outstanding Judicial Leadership; 2012 University of North Alabama Alumni Award for Political Service, 2016 Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Community Service, 2017 Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction Award; 2017 Government Leadership Award by the Alabama A&M Progressive Alumni Association.