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.

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Recent Awards

  1. The Modesto Arch is pictured at an intersection behind a flowering plant.

    Modesto Civics 101: The Charter and Our Community

    The final blog in this four-part series on the inner workings of Modesto's government pieces together how our community benefits from the Charter, our City Council, and the Charter Officers. Read on...
  2. Image of Mayor Sue Zwahlen and Mayor Ted Brandvold

    New Mayor Takes Oath of Office

    On Tuesday, February 23 the City of Modesto welcomed newly elected Mayor Sue Zwahlen. Read on...
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    Emergency Rental Assistance Program

    A new local Emergency Rental Assistance Program will help households unable to pay rental and utility arrears accrued due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  4. East La Loma Playground features climbing structures, swings, and slides.

    A New Place to Play at East La Loma Park

    Our Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhoods department teamed up with La Loma Neighborhood Association and a number of community members to bring a brand new playground to East La Loma Park. Read on...
  5. City Manager Joe Lopez

    Modesto Civics 101: The Charter Officers

    Part three in this four-part series on the inner workings of Modesto's government details the roles of the Charter Officers. Read on...
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    AdHoc Citizen Advisory Redistricting Commission

    Stanislaus County invites you to apply for the 2021 Ad Hoc Citizen Redistricting Advisory Commission. Read on...
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    Up-To-Date COVID-19 Vaccine Information

    In partnership with the Stanislaus County Public Health department, the City of Modesto will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Modesto Centre Plaza starting Monday, January 18. Click for more information. Additional Info...
  8. Tenth Street Place City Hall

    Public Access to City Buildings and Counters Closed

    In response to increases in the number of COVID-19 cases throughout the state, and the most recent health orders, public access to City of Modesto buildings and counters, including at 1010 10th Street, will again be closed starting December 8. Read on...