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. One Water Modesto

    Modesto and the Bay-Delta Plan

    The City of Modesto has historically been considered a model of success in maintaining its “water wealth” through the use of reservoir storage and dams. Read on...
  2. Baldrige Award

    The City’s Path toward the Malcolm Baldrige Award

    Even before being sworn is as Modesto’s City Manager on July 10, 2018, I had my sights set on a very prestigious award handed out to the nation’s top organizations. Read on...
  3. Fire Chief Alan Ernst

    Modesto's Fire Season Heating Up

    The City Manager welcomes guest blogger, Modesto’s Fire Chief Alan Ernst Read on...
  4. CARE team photo

    Modesto CARES

    As uncomfortable as it may be, homelessness is part of the story in this great City of Modesto, and the overall number of those experiencing homelessness in this state is growing. Read on...
  5. Image of water pail watering plants

    New Watering Schedule Effective April 1st

    On April 1, 2018, customers in Modesto, Salida, and Empire will move to a three-day weekly watering schedule. Customers in Turlock, Grayson, Ceres Walnut Manor, and Del Rio will remain on a two-day schedule. Schedule in effect through October 31. Read on...