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. Blight is Not Beautiful

    Our Strategy to Address Blight

    Never before has our City been more focused on beautification and overall quality of life, and we've crafted a hefty campaign to effectively enforce abatement codes throughout our community. Read on...
  2. Employees working at Treatment Plant

    Sewer Rate Increase Effective January 1, 2020

    Customers will see an average rate increase of 6% on their January utility bill. Read on...
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    December City Beat

    December e-Newsletter Now Available! Subscribe to our citywide email newsletter today and receive updates on the latest news, blogs, events and more. Read on...
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    City Manager's Blog 11-18-19

    The year 2019 has brought us many new and exciting projects; one of those being the opening of our city’s now acclaimed Modesto Outdoor Emergency Shelter (MOES). Read on...
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    October City Manager's Report

    Much work was accomplished as part of the Capital Improvement Program in the month of October, and I’m pleased to present updates on the major efforts underway to serve our community. Read on...
  6. Public Outreach for Community Survey and Strategic Plan

    CSU Stanislaus Presents Final Report to Council

    A team of faculty and students from CSU Stanislaus has analyzed the 2019 Community Survey responses and presented the report to the Modesto City Council in October. This survey was part of the effort to gain public input on the Strategic Planning process. Read on...