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 were announced at the 2021 Crystal Awards community reception and they include: The Peanut Barrel, Diana Tarpoff, Maureen McCabe-Power and Andrew Bernard Wells. View this year's recipient bios.

2022 Crystal Awards Nominations

It's never too early to nominate someone for a Crystal Award! The City of East Lansing is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Crystal Awards. Submit your nomination online today!  Nominations will be accepted through February 11, 2022. 

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.