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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    Service Fees for Credit Card Use Added to Some City Payments Starting September

    Modesto City Council voted on July 11, 2017 to approve a resolution assessing a service fee of 2.4% for all debit and credit card transactions, excluding certain city services. Read on...
  2. Government Finance Officers Association Award

    City Receives Outstanding Achievement Award for Financial Reporting

    Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting to the City of Modesto. Read on...
  3. Santa Fe Train NO2921 at Beard Brook Park


    Plans to relocate the antique locomotive housed at Beard Brook Park are taking shape out of concern for the safety of underground utilities. Pacific Gas and Electric has worked closely with the City on a generous solution. Read on...
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    Modesto Picked for Bloomberg 'What Works Cities' Program

    The city of Modesto has been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Work Cities initiative – one of the largest-ever national philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector. Read on...
  5. 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...