City of Winter Haven
This week, as we remember Lemuel “Lem” Geathers, we remember his wise words: “In order to resolve conflict and bring about a positive resolution you need to engage and encourage people on both sides of the issue to meet and have dialogue.” He did just that countless times during his life, both while serving as Commissioner and Mayor, and while staying engaged as a volunteer and community activist.
We are proud to honor our 2022 Black History Month Local Heroes with flags throughout the City. Lemuel “Lem” Geathers’ flag is displayed in Central Park, as well as along MLK Blvd. Take some time this week to visit it and remember the tremendous impact he had on our community.