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What is the Governor’s Dashboard?

The Governor’s Dashboard provides a summary of how we are performing on the Governor’s “Bold Four” initiatives as well as other high-priority policy areas.

The State has gone through a comprehensive strategic planning process relying on the framework of the “Four Disciplines of Execution”, which emphasizes focusing on a few wildly important goals to effectively manage and achieve them in the midst of extensive daily responsibilities. The Governor’s Dashboard is intended to help the State direct attention towards a selection of priority efforts, and is not intended to capture all the great work that is being done across the state. For more information on department specific goals and objectives, please take a look at the latest department performance plans here.


What are cabinet working groups?

In order to ensure successful completion of the Bold Four, Governor Polis has convened six cabinet-level working groups. These working groups are comprised of Executive Directors from departments responsible for successful completion of critical work in areas such as healthcare, criminal justice, rural outreach and many other areas of focus. Each work group has defined its ’Wildly Important Priority’ that directs its efforts and outlines what it hopes to collectively achieve, as well as a subset of measurable "Wildly Important Goals" that indicate whether the State is making progress in these areas. These cabinet groups have been established to tackle the following Bold Four Initiatives:

In addition to the Bold Four, Governor Polis has also convened two other inter-agency working groups focused on Criminal Justice policy and Cannabis policy.

An overview of these work groups is provided below:


Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Wildly Important Priority: Build a safer tomorrow for all Coloradans.

To achieve this, the group has chosen four Wildly Important Goals for the fiscal year 2021-2022:

  1. In an effort to protect the traveling public in Colorado, the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Department of Transportation, and other state agencies will reduce the number of statewide traffic fatalities from 611 in FY19-20 to 565 (-7.5%) in FY 21-22 by June 30, 2022.
  2. In an effort to help protect local communities and landscapes, infrastructure, and natural resources from the threat of wildfire, the Department of Public Safety’s Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) will meet requests through the Enhanced State Assistance (ESA) resources 90% of the time in FY22 for local fire agencies.
  3. To help youth lead constructive lives the Division of Youth Services (DYS) will increase high-quality and responsive treatment services from 10 hours per month to 12 hours per month by June 30th, 2022.
  4. In order to reduce recidivism, the Department of Corrections will improve the re-entry readiness of individuals leaving incarceration and returning to the community by increasing the percentage of individuals who entered custody with a Supplemental Risk Tool (SRT) risk level of high and leave leave incarceration and return to the community with a SRT risk level of moderate or low from 20% to 22% by June 30th, 2022.


Wildly Important Priority: Establish Colorado as the national leader in innovative and balanced cannabis policy through a focus on finance, workforce development, diversity, education, R&D, regulatory innovation, and entrepreneurship.

In order to achieve this, the group has narrowed in on three Wildly Important Goals for the fiscal year 2021-2022:

  1. Promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in the marijuana industry, measured by an increase in minority-ownership of marijuana businesses from 15.2% to 16.8% by June 30, 2022.
  2. Increase new hemp processing capacity for industrial applications by supporting or expanding 6 projects by June 30, 2022. 
  3. Increase the share of marijuana growers that report they have already implemented at least one energy efficiency upgrade from 79% to 89% by June 30, 2022.
  4. Decrease the prevalence of dabbing as the usual method of marijuana use among high school students that used marijuana in the past 30 days from 20.4% to 19.3%, by June 30, 2022.