Crystal Awards

Familiar Faces.... Making a Difference


The Crystal Awards, hosted annually by the East Lansing City Council, honor individuals, businesses, professionals, nonprofits 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 (1998-2016)

Community Reception


The selected 2017 Crystal Awards recipients will be honored at a special community reception on Thursday, April 27, 2017 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. 

Crystal Awards Nominations


The 2017 Crystal Awards nomination period may be over, but it's never too early to submit a nomination for 2018! Have an unsung East Lansing hero in mind? Give them a nod by filling out the Crystal Awards Online Nomination Form.

Selection Criteria


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