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. Redistricting

    Citizens' Districting Commission

    After each decennial U.S. census, cities with district-based systems must “redistrict” to adjust the boundaries of the council members’ districts using the new census data. We invite you to help draw the City Council district boundaries. Help Draw Modesto
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    Giving Thanks for the Community Spirit of Modesto

    The City of Modesto has a lot to be thankful for this year as the holidays approach. I’m reminded of our many accomplishments throughout the last year and the dedicated community and City staff who have made it all possible. City Manager's Blog 11-24-21
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    Celebration of Lights Holiday Parade

    On Saturday, December 4th, we welcome back our traditional Celebration of Lights Holiday Parade in downtown Modesto! We are excited to present our theme this year “Hometown Traditions”. Holiday Parade Website
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    City Manager's Monthly Update

    City Manager's monthly update to council & our community now available! This report includes information about grant applications and awards, financial reports, and updates to major capital projects. October 2021 City Manager's Update
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    International Code Council Government Relations Innovation in Code Administration Award

    The City’s Building Safety division, in the Community and Economic Development Department, has been awarded the 2021 Innovations in Code Administration Award from the International Code Council for our Plan Check With Us program. Read on...
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    Modesto Evaluates Fiscal Health Following State Auditor’s Findings

    In late August, the California State Auditor released its annual Local Government High Risk Ranking Dashboard. This tool uses information and data gathered from cities’ Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports (ACFR) across California to... Read Blog Post 10-8-21