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. New Council Featured News

    Three New Council Members Take Oath

    On Tuesday, December 1 the City of Modesto welcomed three new council members who were elected to office in the most recent general election in November. Rosa Escutia-Braaton, Chris Ricci, and David Wright took the Oath of Office. Read on...
  2. vintage photo of downtown modesto

    City Manager's Blog 11-23-20

    The City of Modesto was founded in October 1870, when the first Central Pacific train rolled through downtown, the City’s original 640-acre layout. Read on...
  3. Police Chief Galen Carroll Featured News

    Police Chief Galen Carroll Retiring

    Today Chief Galen Carroll announced his plan to retire from the Modesto Police Department (MPD) on December 25, 2020. Chief Carrol started with the Police Department in January 2013. Read on...
  4. young guy working on computer

    City Manager's Blog 11-12-20

    Modesto has already made headlines by being the first city in California to have grocery delivery robots, and now we are announcing a new initiative to further innovation in the City for those who live and work here. Read on...
  5. image of blight on street

    City Manager's Blog 11-05-20

    One of the most pressing concerns our residents have is the presence of blight, which encompasses everything from abandoned vehicles and tagging to unmaintained property and illegal littering and dumping. Read on...