Wright, Pat

16504595_180_180TERM: January 1, 2020-December 31, 2023
Boards, Commissions & Committee Assignments

  • Lodging Tax Advisory Commission (LTAC)
  • Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
I have been a resident of Pullman since September 1975 and have been actively involved in the community since January 1989. As a result of that involvement, I have been exposed to many different aspects of the community and felt ready to move that involvement to the next level. When the possibility the Ward 3 position became vacant in 2007, I felt it was the right time to submit my name for consideration.

My community involvement includes having served on the boards of directors of the United Way of Pullman, Pullman Education Foundation and the Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the Pullman Civil Service Commission.  I currently serve on the boards of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce, and Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation. In addition, my position as General Manager of The Bookie, provided me ample opportunity for interaction with both the city and Washington State University. As a result, I understand many of the issues facing the city and the community and I believe my sound analytical abilities along with strong communication skills enable me to recognize problems, solicit input, seek reasonable solutions and articulate outcomes to affected constituencies.

My vision for Pullman continues to be supporting the relationship between Pullman and Washington State University.  It is vital to our success as a city that this relationship continues to thrive. It is very rare to have the strong “town and gown” ties that have been developed between these two entities and it is in our mutual best interests to foster and enhance that partnership. Secondly, I feel that Pullman has the potential of being a destination location with our increased emphasis on economic development, the revitalization of our downtown core, improved retail opportunities, and additional dining and entertainment venues. We must be prepared to sustain the level of growth that has occurred over the last twenty years into the next twenty and be able to promote our community as extremely livable for all age groups, a safe place to live and to retire where businesses succeed and residents prosper.

My husband, Ray, was a Professor at WSU and retired after a 38 year career in Animal Sciences, Reproductive Physiology and Food Science.  We have 2 adult children one of whom resides in San Francisco and the other on Bainbridge Island and we are blessed with 3 beautiful grandchildren.  We are happy and privileged to call Pullman HOME .

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