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. Friday Features Group

    Introducing Friday Features

    Have you ever used the word stale to describe government? Read on...
  2. One Water Modesto

    Modesto and the Bay-Delta Plan

    The City of Modesto has historically been considered a model of success in maintaining its “water wealth” through the use of reservoir storage and dams. Read on...
  3. Fire Chief Alan Ernst

    Modesto's Fire Season Heating Up

    The City Manager welcomes guest blogger, Modesto’s Fire Chief Alan Ernst Read on...
  4. CARE team photo

    Modesto CARES

    As uncomfortable as it may be, homelessness is part of the story in this great City of Modesto, and the overall number of those experiencing homelessness in this state is growing. Read on...
  5. 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...