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. Employee Disinfecting Crosswalk Button

    Amid Virus, City Crews Hard at Work

    From sweeping streets to disinfecting crosswalk buttons, your City employees are working to keep you safe. Read on...
  2. COVID What we Know

    March 23 COVID-19 Update: Here’s What We Know

    It’s been roughly one week since the City of Modesto started taking drastic steps to ensure we do our part to slow the spread of coronavirus, but it’s been since January when... Continue reading...
  3. StayAtHome Order Featured News

    COVID-19 and Stay-at-Home Order

    The City leadership team and Mayor Brandvold meet daily as we navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 environment. There may be a bit of uncertainty over two announcements that came out yesterday, one from our City Council and the other from our Governor. Continue reading...
  4. Tenth Street Place City Hall

    City Hall Access and Security

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, City and County leadership have decided to limit 10th Street Place access to just employees, those making deliveries, and those with appointments. Read on...
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    March 16: City's Response to COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing us to make new and important decisions that affect our families, our jobs, and our way of life. The Governor and our school superintendents are making announcements that will change how we operate over the next few weeks.
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    Water Rate Increase Effective April 1, 2020

    On August 9, 2016 City Council reviewed and adopted a Water Rate and Fee Study that included an annual review of the water rate increase. Water Rate Increase Information