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. View past recipients (1998-2017)

2019 Crystal Awards Recipients Honored at Community Reception


The 2019 Crystal Awards recipients have been announced. They are: Luke Hackney, Patricia Robinson and Will Kopachik. View their bios to learn more about their tremendous contributions to community life in East Lansing.

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.

Crystal Awards Reception


The 2019 Crystal Awards reception will take place on Thursday, April 18 at 5 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. In addition to the program honoring the 2019 Crystal Awards recipients, there will be hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and live music. The event is free and open to the community.