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)

2021 Crystal Awards Community Reception


Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2021 Crystal Awards! This year's recipients will be honored at the 2021 Crystal Awards Community Reception, taking place on Thursday, June 24 at 5 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. Due to capacity limits, those planning to attend must RSVP for the event. Learn more

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.