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 nomination period for the 2018 Crystal Awards has ended. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations! 

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 Recipients Announced


Four recipients were honored at the 2018 Crystal Awards community reception, held on Thursday, April 19. Learn more about the 2018 recipients.