Once upon a time... There was a community of citizens living just east of the capital of California who marched to the voting booth and declared themselves an incorporated city.

It was November 2002, and an astonishing 78 percent of those voting in the election said "yes" to the incorporation of Rancho Cordova. Eight months later, on July 1, 2003, the City of Rancho Cordova became an official legal entity and the newest city in the State of California. For many, the campaign to become a city was the culmination of much work and determination. But in reality, the story had just begun.

On July 1, 2013, the City of Rancho Cordova celebrated its 10th Anniversary with balloons and fireworks, art and music. Citizens took time out from their busy lives to contemplate the exciting adventure that creating a great new city has been.

Building a city is an exhilarating experience. There are highs and lows, "firsts" and false starts, and sometimes there are incredible leaps of faith. One decade later we have arrived at a milestone where at the Center of it All is a place to prosper, a place to play, a place to belong: Rancho Cordova