Gov. Jared Polis
GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year
Gov. Jared Polis is a catalyst in expanding virtual access and simplifying how Coloradans engage with state government. Under his administration, the innovative Colorado Digital ID launched within the myColorado mobile app. The Digital ID allows Coloradans to create a secure, electronic driver license or state ID on their smartphones as proof of identification, age and address within the state. Colorado is among the first states to offer a Digital ID to its residents. Among Gov. Polis’ other key priorities is expanding access to affordable and reliable broadband and continuing Colorado’s leadership in blockchain technology. This past year, rural broadband coverage expanded from 83% to 87% and the state’s first blockchain solution architect was hired.