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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking nominations for the 2020 Crystal Awards – an annual event hosted by the East Lansing City Council that serves to honor individuals, businesses, professionals, nonprofits and/or community groups that have made an outstanding contribution to community life in East Lansing.Community members are encouraged to help honor East Lansing’s unsung heroes by submitting nominations for deserving candidates by the nomination deadline: February 14, 2020. An online nomination form, eligibility criteria and a list of past recipients is available at www.cityofeastlansing.com/crystalawards. Paper nomination forms are available at East Lansing City Hall, 410 Abbot Road; the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road; and the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road. To request a mailed nomination form, community members can contact Karla Forrest-Hewitt at (517) 319-6823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.All nominations will be reviewed by a community selection committee and three to four recipients will be chosen. The selected recipients will be honored at the 2020 Crystal Awards event on Thursday, April 16 at 5 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. In addition to the program honoring this year’s recipients, there will be hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and live music. The event is free and open to the community.