In this 2012 interview, Geoff Mearns talks about growing up in Shaker and moving back. He spent his high school years in Shaker Heights in the 1970s, and then moved back to raise his kids there. His mother was on city council and then became the first woman to be mayor in Shaker Heights. He talks a little bit about her, as well as his father's involvement in desegregation in Cleveland Schools. Mearns also discusses changes taking place in Shaker today, especially the widening socioeconomic gap in the city.
Mearns, Geoff (Interviewee)
Smith, Kelsey (Interviewer)
Shaker Heights Centennial
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"Geoff Mearns Interview, 14 June 2012" (2012). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 915001.