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)

2017 Crystal Awards Recipients Announced


Four deserving recipients were honored at the 30th Annual Crystal Awards on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Congratulations to Abbott Nursery School and Director Mary Howard, Michael Moquin, Mike Wylie and Gary Beaudoin. View the 2017 Recipient Bios.

Crystal Awards Nominations


The 2017 Crystal Awards 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.