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. 2018 City of the Year Award photo with Councilmember Madrigal


    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...
  2. Seeds of Identity Art Display

    Mexican Consulate General of Sacramento to Visit Modesto

    This Thursday, June 21 at 6:00pm, in conjunction with the Third Thursday Art Walk, the City of Modesto and the Mistlin Gallery will present the Mexican Consulate General of Sacramento with a certificate of thanks for sharing their photography exhibition. 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...