Administration

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Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2019 15:25

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City Hall, 1st Floor, Administration/Finance/Human Resource Office,
325 SE Paradise St, Pullman, WA 99163

The administration department includes the office of the mayor, the city administrator, and the city attorney.

In 1971, Pullman became a non-chartered code city under the Mayor-Council form of government. The city has an elected mayor with an elected seven-member council and an appointed administrative officer--the city administrator.

The mayor, elected at large, serves as the chief executive officer of the city. The position is part-time.

The city administrator, under the mayor's direction, oversees all city daily operations, implements city policy direction established by the mayor and city council, and manages daily operations of the city to ensure that city services are effectively and efficiently provided. The city administrator serves as chief advisor to the mayor and city council, makes reports and recommendations to the city council and ensures that city policies are implemented.

The city attorney is responsible for providing legal counsel to city officials, departments, commissions, and boards.  The city attorney also prepares legal documents, ordinances, and resolutions pertaining to city business.