Gov. Jared Polis

Jared Polis is governor of the State of Colorado.

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.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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