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)

Nominate an Unsung East Lansing Hero for a 2021 Crystal Award


The City of East Lansing is no longer accepting nominations for the 2021 Crystal Awards. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination! Be on the lookout for information regarding the 2021 Crystal Awards community ceremony, which is tentatively planned for June 24. 

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.