City Honors & Awards

Modesto. The name of our city is derived from the Spanish word, "Modest," but as you can see, we have a lot to brag about! Here, we chronicle our awards and recognition. Find out all the ways Modesto is a terrific place to live, work and play.

Featured Articles

  1. Effective, Responsive & Transparent Government Logo

    New Fiscal Year

    I am pleased to report our City Council has adopted the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 city budget, and along with it, the confidence we can accomplish great things for the City of Modesto. Read on...
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    Placing the Spotlight on Modesto’s HUD Programs

    The City of Modesto has been a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement city for over twenty years. It has successfully managed over $70 million in HUD program funding, awarding grants to thousands of recipients through federal programs. Read on...
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    Modesto CARES

    As uncomfortable as it may be, homelessness is part of the story in this great City of Modesto, and the overall number of those experiencing homelessness in this state is growing. Read on...
  4. 2018 City of the Year Award photo with Councilmember Madrigal

    City Receives 2018 City of the Year Award

    On June 20, 2018 the Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County presented the City of Modesto with the 2018 City of the Year Award in recognition of its significant accomplishments benefitting the veteran community. Read on...
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    New Watering Schedule Effective April 1st

    On April 1, 2018, customers in Modesto, Salida, and Empire will move to a three-day weekly watering schedule. Customers in Turlock, Grayson, Ceres Walnut Manor, and Del Rio will remain on a two-day schedule. Schedule in effect through October 31. Read on...