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 work 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. Create and pass pretrial reform
  2. Reduce juvenile justice involvement
  3. Pursue comprehensive parole reform and provide additional paths for re-entry


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. Enhance MED stakeholder engagement initiatives and lead the state-wide development of a culture of collaboration and partnership through three town-hall meetings, interactive training, and the promotion of business efficiencies and best practices.
  2. Increase financial service providers who serve cannabis-related businesses by 20%
  3. Establish Colorado as a national leader in industrial hemp research, production, and processing