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.
  1. Kids with National Night Out Mascot

    Modesto Receives First Place Award for National Night Out

    The National Association of Town Watch ranked Modesto in first place in California in “Category 2: 100,000 – 300,000 population”. It is estimated that over 452 neighborhoods participated in the city-wide event on August 2nd. Read on...
  2. water faucet

    Water Rate Assistance Program Now Available

    The City of Modesto's new Water Rate Assistance Program for low income residents can reduce your base service charge for water by $10 Read on...
  3. Proterra Electric Bus

    California Air Resources Board Awards Funding for Electric Buses

    Last week the California Air Resources Board Awarded Funding To San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to deploy Proterra zero-emission, battery-electric buses in order to combat poor air quality and reduce tailpipe emissions in the Valley. Read on...
  4. Amgen bicycle riders

    Modesto to Host 2017 Amgen Tour of California

    AEG Tour officials have offered the City of Modesto a start stage in the 2017 Amgen Tour of California. Read on...