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)

2022 Crystal Awards Nominations

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2022 Crystal Awards! Details regarding this year's community reception are provided below. 

Selection Criteria

All nominations are reviewed and three to four recipients are selected on an annual basis and honored at a community reception. 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.

Community Reception

This year's recipients will be honored at a community reception on June 16, 2022 at 5 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The public are welcome to attend this free community event, but are required to RSVP. Email Karla Forrest-Hewitt at or call (517) 319-6823 to RSVP. Learn more about the reception here.