Crystal Awards

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The Crystal Awards, hosted annually by the East Lansing City Council, honor individuals, businesses, professionals, non-profits and community groups that have made an outstanding contribution to community life in East Lansing. Crystal Award recipients are dedicated to enhancing the East Lansing community. They demonstrate a passion for and commitment to creating a healthy and vibrant community and serve as an inspiration to others.
View past recipients (1998-2014)

2016 Recipients


The 2016 recipients include Mike Vasievich, Jim Little, All Saints Episcopal Church and the East Lansing Food Co-op. Read the 2016 Recipient Bios.

Selection Criteria
All nominations are reviewed by a community selection committee and four recipients will be selected. Recipients are dedicated to enhancing the East Lansing community. They demonstrate a passion and commitment to creating a healthy and vibrant community and serve as an inspiration to others. View Selection Criteria.

Community Reception
The selected 2016 Crystal Awards recipients will be honored at a special community reception on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. In addition to the program, the reception will feature hors d'oeuvres and live music. All community members are invited to attend.