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

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    Help Design Modesto's Newest Skate Plaza

    California State Parks awarded the City of Modesto an $8.5 million grant for a renovation of César E. Chavez Park. To design the park's skate plaza, resident input is needed at two virtual community workshops on January 21 and February 25 at 5:30 p.m. 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...
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    COVID-19 Vaccines at Modesto Centre Plaza

    The City of Modesto opened a COVID-19 Vaccine Point of Distribution site at the Modesto Centre Plaza and will administer vaccines starting Thursday, January 21st at 9 AM. Vaccines at this stage are available for those in Phase 1A and 65 years and older. Read on...
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    7 Ways to Engage with Us

    We’ve compiled seven different ways for you to engage with us. With more people involved and invested in our community, Modesto will continue to innovate and grow to meet the needs of those who live and work here. Read on...
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    Rental Assistance Program for Modesto Residents

    Recently approved Phase 4 stimulus package approved by the Federal government included money for cities and counties and will soon be awarded. This means there will be a direct allocation to the City of Modesto, which is great news for our community. Read on...
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    Appointment of Interim Police Chief

    Modesto City Manager Joe Lopez announced the appointment of Brandon Gillespie as the City of Modesto’s Interim Police Chief, effective December 25. Chief Galen Carroll recently announced his retirement. Read on...
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    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...