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Pullman 2040

Involvement Areas


We are looking for individuals who can be involved in the following areas?



This committee focuses on the marketing of Pullman 2040.  This will involve writing, graphics, video, and social media work.



This committee focuses on securing funding (grant writing, corporate, individual, and organizational) for Pullman 2040 projects. 

Initial Projects:


Community & Identity Area

In 2040, Pullman is a vibrant, friendly community with a diverse population of helpful citizens.​

  • Community Identity: Develop and implement a community identity marketing and communications plan to increase and improve social media and web presence and implement a central, digitally searchable, community calendar that includes all local events. (CI-1)

  • Community Connectedness: Increase personal connectedness in and care of the Pullman Community. (CI-2)

  • First Impressions (Town Gown Collaborative): Improve the city's main entrances and multi-modal transportation signage and messaging to make a thoughtful and welcoming first impression. (CI-3)

  • Wayfinding: Improve wayfinding signs for visitors, navigation, information centers, event locations and trails. (CI-4)

  • Art: Increase art in public spaces. (CI-5)

  • Events: Increase the number and participation levels of community events. (CI-6)

  • Downtown Focus (Town Gown Collaborative): 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, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, Washington State University and the business community; making Pullman an exceptional college town, and increased business space occupancy. (CI-7)

  • Community Communications: Install community communication board in a central location. (CI-8)

  • Welcoming: Develop community happiness/welcoming measures. (CI-9)

  • Community Pride: Promote ways to recognize excellence and community pride. (CI-10)

  • Community Appearance: Maintain a welcoming, clean and fresh community appearance. (CI-11)

  • Community Engagement: Provide opportunities for community engagement. (CI-12)

  • Historic Areas: Promote Pullman's historic areas. (CI-13)

Education & Learning Area

  • Career & Technical Training: Increase career/technical training opportunities on the Palouse. (EL-1)

  • Young Professionals: Develop and implement a young professionals group. (EL-2a)

  • Leadership Training: Develop and implement a leadership training program. (EL-2b)

  • Education Support: Improve community education support.  (EL-3)

  • Community of Education Experts: Develop a Community of Education Experts (CoEE) Program. (EL-4)

  • Hospitality Training: Implement a business hospitality training program.  (EL-5)


Growth & Development Area

  • Business Portal: Establish a business development portal (GD-1)

  • Business Recruitment: Recruit business and workforce relocation to Pullman (GD-2)

  • Airport: Complete airport runway and terminal upgrade (GD-3)

  • Bypass: Develop the south bypass (GD-4)

  • Broadband: Work to improve broadband coverage and access (GD-5)

  • Economic Development Plan: Develop community economic development plan. (GD-6)

  • Expand Air Service: Recruit additional air service.  (GD-7)

  • Winter Transportation Management: Improve city and community winter multi-modal transportation management.  (GD-8)

  • College Hill Matters (Town Gown Collaborative): Develop long-term plan to address College Hill code enforcement, parking, infrastructure, walkability and neighborhood small business development.  (GD-9)

  • Connectivity and Flow (Town Gown Collaborative): Improve multi-modal connectivity and flow between campus and the community.  (GD-10)

  • City-Owned Property- Design Standards: Develop and implement design standards and maintenance schedule for city-owned property.  (GD-11)

  • Multi-use Developments: Promote flexible multi-use developments.  (GD-12)

Health & Safety Area

  • Food: Provide across generations adequate food security. (HS-1a)

  • Housing: Provide across generations adequate housing security.  (HS-1b)

  • Youth Health Intervention: Improve youth early health intervention. (HS-2)

  • Wellness Space: Identify and develop a community wellness and training space. (HS-3)

  • Physician Residency: Develop a physician residency program (HS-4)

  • Housing Affordability: Advance an affordable and sufficient housing plan to provide for needed growth.  (HS-5)

  • Emergency Social Services: Provide adequate emergency social services.  (HS-6)

  • Safety: Ensure a safe environment with high-quality community-engaged emergency services.  (HS-7)

  • Regional Wellness: Improve knowledge of regional wellness resources.  (HS-8)

  • Care Coordination: Improve health care coordination.  (HS-9)

  • Behavioral Health: Remove barriers to affordable and effective behavioral health services.  (HS-10)

  • Whitman County Health Network: Support the Whitman County Health Network to become the lead in care coordination.  (HS-11)


Recreation & Environment Area

  • 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. (RE-1)

  • Parks Inventory: Inventory for renewal/replacements of parks.  (RE-2)

  • Trails: Improve and expand existing trails and open spaces.  (RE-3)

  • CAP Trail: Develop the Pullman to Colfax (CAP) Trail.  (RE-4)

  • Public Spaces: Expand public spaces for gathering and family fun.  (RE-5)

  • River: Enhance river experiences.  (RE-6)

  • Water Supply: Advance long-term water supply solutions.  (RE-7)

  • Riparian Stewardship: Promote riparian stewardship.  (RE-8)

  • Environmental Stewardship: Promote environmental stewardship.  (RE-9)



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