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 (1998-2020)

2022 Crystal Awards Nominations


The City of East Lansing is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Crystal Awards. Submit your nomination online today!  Nominations will be accepted through April 7, 2022. 

Selection Criteria


All nominations are reviewed by a community selection committee and four recipients are selected on an annual basis and honored at a community reception.  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.

Community Reception


This year's recipients will be honored at a community reception on June 16, 2022 at 5 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The public are welcome to attend this free community event, but will be required to RSVP. RSVP details will be shared at a later date.