Managing the services of a city the size of Modesto takes a strong and capable team. As City Manager, Joe Lopez is responsible for all operations of city government, and making recommendations to the City Council on a variety of issues as well as carrying out the decisions of the Council.
The City of Modesto is changing. We are building better neighborhoods, engaging partners strategically and aligning our priorities to address our overarching areas of focus: Quality of Life, Economic Vitality, and Governance and Service Delivery (from our Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025). We face challenges but we are a dedicated team and remain confident in the future.
Modesto is an amazing community that has something to offer everyone: a vibrant downtown bursting with great restaurants, movies, shows and festivals, unique neighborhoods, wonderful family-friendly parks and beautiful trees. We are a city of Great Neighbors, who care about this community.
We are proud to serve the citizens of Modesto along with over 1,000 other men and women in this organization.
We are committed to being champions of change, working toward a future that embraces community, businesses, partnerships and igniting a passion for service, innovation and accountability. We encourage you to let us know how we’re doing as you experience City services - your input is important to me and helps us provide exceptional service.
The City of Modesto was founded in October 1870, when the first Central Pacific train rolled through downtown, the City’s original 640-acre layout. Since then, it has expanded considerably to nearly 30,000 acres (45 square miles) and is home to over...