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Pullman 2040


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.




 Project List



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


GD-5 Broadband:

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

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