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. Beard Brook

    Temporary Homeless Solution at Beard Brook Park

    Make no mistake, the issue of homelessness in the City of Modesto is a crisis. Travel past any number of our city parks recently and you would have seen homeless encampments popping up all over. This is simply unacceptable. Read on...
  2. 2018 Water Champion Award photo

    City Receives 2018 Community Water Champion Award

    During this year’s Annual WateReuse Symposium the City of Modesto was awarded the 2018 Community Water Champion Award. Read on...
  3. Image of water pail watering plants

    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...