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Polis, other new governors attend ‘boot camp’ in Colorado Springs

Author: Mark Harden - November 18, 2018 - Updated: November 19, 2018

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The Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs. (Mark Harden / Colorado Politics)

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.

Mark Harden

Mark Harden

Mark Harden is managing editor of Colorado Politics. He previously was news director at the Denver Business Journal; city editor, online news editor, state editor, national editor and popular music critic at The Denver Post; and an editor and reporter at newspapers in the Seattle area and San Francisco.