montrew dunham award recipient

2020: Floyd Mizener

The first line of our national anthem, ‘Oh, say can you see,’ has special meaning for Dr. Floyd D. Mizener, who dedicated his life to improving vision for all age groups. He was honored with the 2020 Montrew Dunham Award by the Downers Grove Historical Society.

Dr. Mizener arrived in the Downers Grove area with his family in 1932, graduating from Downers Grove High School in 1944. He immediately joined the Marines serving in WWII, after which he completed his degree in Optometry.

His recognition and awards at the state and local levels for his work in vision testing and vision improvement are numerous. And his local civic involvement in the Lions Club, chairing the committee to oversee the building of the YMCA, his service on the DG Township Senior Citizen Advisory Committee and more, all reflect a person committed to Downers Grove. The Montrew Dunham award celebrates individuals who have shared their talents, volunteered countless hours, and provided leadership toward bettering our community and its future. We are looking forward to recognizing Dr. Mizener with this well-earned tribute.

The celebration was held at the Downers Grove Museum campus on July 25th, 2020.

Interviewed and information provided by Joyce Tumea

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