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 and commitment to creating a healthy and vibrant community and serve as an inspiration to others.
View past recipients (1998-2014)

2015 Community Reception
The Annual Crystal Awards reception will take place on Thursday, April 23 at 5 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, where the four recipients will be announced (6 p.m.). The reception will feature hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and live music with Rob Klajda. The reception is free and open to all community members.

2015 Nominations
The City of East Lansing is currently accepting community nominations for the 2015 Crystal Awards. Community members are encouraged to help honor East Lansing’s unsung heroes by submitting an ONLINE nomination. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, Feb. 20. 

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.