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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

Wildly Important Priority: Reduce prison populations by reducing recidivism.

In order to achieve this, the group has narrowed in on three Wildly Important Goals:

  1. In partnership with the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, deliver 75% of recommendations by March 30, 2021, and then implement 100% of recommendations by January 1, 2022, to better ensure our criminal justice system promotes public safety, reduce crime, and treat every individual with fairness, equity, and dignity in every interaction and at all stages.
  2. Implement three initiatives that reduce racial over-representation in the criminal justice system, promote fairness, and increase equity by June 30, 2021.
  3. Decrease the recidivism rate by reducing the one-year return rate from 24.9% to 23.9%.


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:

  1. Increase equity and diversity in the cannabis industry by 10% [from 191 minority and 375 women owners to 210 minority and 413 women owners] by June 30, 2021; establish a cannabis industry technical assistance program for members of underrepresented communities by June 30, 2021; and establish a workgroup to evaluate and develop a strategic plan by June 30, 2021 to address criminal history disclosure requirements for licensing and expungement or sealing of records.
  2. Increase Colorado hemp producers commodity market share through increased business partnerships from 0 to 4 by June 30, 2021.
  3. The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) will increase the number of cannabis-related businesses that receive banking and financial services by 20 percent each year through June 30, 2023, in order to reduce concerns about public safety associated with commercial businesses operating in an all-cash environment.