Polis, other new governors attend 'boot camp' in Colorado Springs


Several of the nation’s newly elected governors, including Colorado’s Jared Polis, were gathered over the weekend at The Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs at a National Governors Association meeting.

The “Seminar for New Governors” was off-limits to the press and public.

Jake Brownell of Colorado Springs public radio station KRCC reports that 16 governors-elect were expected to attend. Also on hand was current Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

The weekend-long gathering was intended to be a “boot camp” to help incoming state chief executives to prepare for their new jobs.

“This is an attempt to give them a little bit more … practical exposure to some of the challenges and opportunities that past governors have dealt with as they’ve taken office,” James Nash, a spokesman for the NGA, told KRCC.

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