AWARDS: Throughout the years Judge Cleveland has received numerous awards and recognition for her professional and community service:

  • 2002- Outstanding Woman of the Year, Southern Christian leadership Conference
  • 2003- Outstanding Leadership Award, Alabama New South Coalition
  • 2004- Distinguished Service Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • 2006- Madison Mission Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Service Award
  • 2010- Whitney M. Young Outstanding Community Service Award by the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America
  • 2011- Alabama Administrative Office of the Courts Howell Heflin Award for Outstanding Judicial Leadership in the Alabama Court Referral Program
  • 2012- University of North Alabama Alumni Award for Political Service
  • 2016- Greater Council of the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award
  • 2017- Leadership in Government Relations Award, Huntsville Progressive Alabama A&M Alumni Association
  • 2017- Woman of Distinction Award, Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama.