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)

Crystal Awards Nominations


The City of East Lansing is currently accepting community nominations for the 2018 Crystal Awards. Community members can either fill out the Online Nomination Form or print the Paper Nomination Form (PDF) and mail it to: Crystal Awards, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, February 23, 2018.

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 four selected recipients will be honored at the 2018 Crystal Awards community reception on Thursday, April 19 at 5 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. All community members are welcome to attend.