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 now accepting nominations for the 2019 Crystal Awards! Submit an ONLINE NOMINATION. The nomination deadline is February 16, 2019.

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 2019 Crystal Awards reception will take place on Thursday, April 18 at 5 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. In addition to the program honoring the 2019 Crystal Awards recipients, there will be hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and live music. The event is free and open to the community.