City of Pullman launches new website

City incurred expense of $27,800 from web developer; project took 15 workers, about one year to complete


ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

The City of Pullman launched a new website to make its information more accessible.

The city incurred an expense of $27,800 from the website developer, Mike Urban, director of Finance & Administrative Services, wrote in an email to The Daily Evergreen.

Morgan Sherwood, City of Pullman IT specialist, said the old website platform was outdated and not easy to manage.

“The new website is better than the old website because it is easier to interact with it rather than just have the hyperlinked text,” he said.

The information from the old website was not migrated to the new website, he said. The new website was created from scratch to ensure only current and relevant information was on it, he said.

A group of about 15 people worked on the website, Sherwood said. The project took about a year to complete, he said.

Darby Baldwin, Pullman Police Department administrative assistant, said citizens had a hard time finding information on the website, which frustrated them.

Webpages for the Neill Public Library, Pullman Parks and Recreation and the Pullman Fire Department were redesigned. People in those departments also helped with the website overhaul.

Baldwin said all city departments wanted a new website.