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 Nominations Now Being Accepted
The City of East Lansing is currently accepting community nominations for the 2016 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 February 19, 2016.

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.