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. Downtown Master Plan Request for Proposal

    Pursuing a New Perspective on Downtown

    The community is passionate about having an exciting, vibrant downtown, and we’ve heard you loud and clear! Read on...
  2. Blog Compost

    Organic Recycling and Modesto's Green Can

    Since 1997 Modesto residents have used both a black and green can as part of their standard garbage service. But these two cans are radically different in what they contain, how they are treated, and their impact on the City. Read on...