Vision: By 2040, residents and visitors will describe Pullman as welcoming, safe, vibrant, collaborative, and diverse and accepting; a community that is environmentally active, encourages a growing economy, values education, and has a small-town feel.
Community & Identity – CI
In 2040, Pullman is a vibrant, friendly community with a diverse population of helpful citizens.
CI-1 Community Identity: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Develop and implement a community identity marketing and communications plan to increase and improved social media and web presence
CI-2 Community Connectedness: (2040 – Lead)
Increase personal connectedness in and care of the Pullman community/increase the number and participation levels of community events/provide opportunities for community engagement/implement a central, digitally searchable, community calendar that includes all local events
CI-3 Welcoming: (2040 Lead)
Develop community happiness and welcoming measures/promote ways to recognize excellence and community pride/ maintain a welcoming, clean and fresh community appearance
CI-4 Wayfinding: (2040 – Lead)
Improve wayfinding signs for visitors, navigation, information centers, event locations, city entrances, multi-modal and trails to make a thoughtful and welcoming first impression
CI-5 Art: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Increase art in public spaces
CI-6 Historic Areas:
Promote Pullman’s historic areas
CI-7 Downtown Focus: (TownGown Collaborative - Lead)
Work toward a vibrant, livable and walkable downtown which includes a downtown identity, downtown association, improve parking and traffic flow, increase public use of community spaces, strengthened partnerships with City of Pullman, Chamber of Commerce, Washington State University and the business community; making Pullman an Exceptional College Town, and increased business space occupancy
CI-8 Community Communications: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Install community communication’s board in a central location
Education & Learning - EL
In 2040, Pullman is a learning community, that values and supports education at all levels.
EL-1 Career & Technical Training: (PSD – Lead)
Increase career/technical training opportunities on the Palouse
EL-2 Education Support: (PSD – Lead)
Improve community education support
EL-3 Community of Education Experts (PK-12): (PSD – Lead)
Develop a Community of Education Experts (CoEE) Program that is a resource for PK-12
EL-4 Community of Education Experts (Community): (WSU – co-Lead)
Develop a Community of Education Experts (CoEE) Program that is a resource for the whole community
EL–5 Workforce Internship Opportunities For Pay & Dual Credit: (PSD – Lead)
EL-6 Leadership Training: (2040 – Lead)
Develop and implement a leadership training program
EL-7 Hospitality and Customer Service Training:
Implement business hospitality training program which includes a DEI component
EL-8 Youth Programs:
Increase the delivery, accessibility and diversity of community youth activity/engagement programs and opportunities.
Growth & Development - GD
In 2040, Pullman is a unique community with a small-town feel and big city opportunities.
GD-1 Business Portal: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Establish a business development portal
GD-2 Economic Development Plan: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Develop community economic development plan/recruit business and workforce relocation to Pullman
GD-3 Airport: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Complete airport runway and terminal upgrade
GD-4 Bypass: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Support future bypass
Work to improve broadband coverage and access
GD-6 Expand Air Service: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Recruit additional Air Service
GD-7 Winter Transportation Management: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Improve city and community winter active transportation management
GD-8 Housing Plan: (2040 – Lead) Megan Guido
Advance sufficient housing options to provide for needed growth
GD-9 College Hill Matters: (TownGown Collaborative - Lead)
Develop long-tern plan to address College Hill code enforcement, parking, infrastructure, walkability and neighborhood small business development
GD-10 Connectivity and Flow: (TownGown Collaborative - Lead)
Improve multi-modal connectivity and flow between campus and the community
GD-11 City Owned Property – Design Standards: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Develop and implement design standards and maintenance schedule for city owned property
GD-12 Multi-Use Developments: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Promote flexible multi-use developments (PUD & PRD) & expand public space as the city grows
Health & Safety - HS
In 2040, Pullman is a safe and family-friendly community with access to world-class health care.
HS-1 Food: (CAC – Lead)
Provide across generations adequate food security
HS-2 Housing: (CAC – Lead)
Provide across generations adequate housing security, affordability, attainability & emergency housing
HS-3 Emergency Social Services: (CAC – Lead)
Provide adequate emergency social services
HS-4 Youth Health Intervention: (PSD – Lead)
Improve youth early health intervention
HS-5 Regional Wellness: (PRH – co-Lead)
Develop and implement a collaborative Regional Wellness Plan which improves community wellness education and decisions and the coordination of regional wellness resources and space.
HS-6 Care Coordination: (PRH - Lead)
Improve health care coordination/support the Whitman County Health Network
HS-7 Behavioral Health: (PRH - Lead)
Remove barriers to affordable and effective behavioral health services
HS-8 Safety: Communication: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Provide transparency regarding efforts to improve Pullman’s safety, use community feedback to establish a baseline of safety issues and monitor changes over time.
HS-9 Safety: Community Engagement: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Provide safety outreach at community events and with Pullman’s diverse organizations. Cultivate liaisons and consistent ongoing collaboration among Pullman’s diverse community.
HS-10 Safety: Education: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Frequently deliver, accessible and diverse safety educational programs available to community members.
HS-11 Safety: Infrastructure: (City of Pullman – Lead)
Improve the community safety infrastructure by advancing capital and personnel.
Recreation & Environment - RE
In 2040, Pullman is active within its clean parks, expanded trails and other recreation opportunities.
RE-1 Trails: Improve and expand existing trails and open spaces and improve bike and pedestrian safety
RE-2 CAP Trail: Develop the Pullman to Colfax (CAP) Trail
RE-3 Watershed - Entity Collaboration, Data Collection and Application: (2040 – Lead)
Improve environmental entities collaboration, watershed data collection and application
RE-4 Watershed – Community Understanding: (2040 – Lead)
Increase community understanding of our regional watershed
RE-5 Watershed - Access and Engagement: (2040 – Lead)
Increase community access/engagement of our region watershed
RE-6 Watershed – Citizen Science and Choices: (2040 – Lead)
Increase watershed citizen science and environmental choices
Young Professionals: Develop and implement a young professionals program
Community & Youth Center: Support the City’s effort to develop a community and youth center for sports, indoor recreation, and community activities, to make physical activity accessible to residents regardless of their income or the weather.
Parks Inventory: Inventory for renewal/replacements of parks.
Physician Residency: Develop a physician residency program - completed