Colorado Employee Ownership Commission

Colorado Employee Ownership Commission

The Colorado Employee Ownership Commission was established by Governor Jared Polis in April 2019 to support the Employee Ownership Office. The commission was created to further the mission of employee ownership across the state and make employee ownership more accessible to business owners. 

Read the Governor's executive order to establish the commission

The commission is tasked with:

  • establishing a wide-reaching network of technical support for businesses wanting to become employee-owned
  • educating businesses and communities on the benefits of becoming employee-owned businesses
  • identifying and removing any barriers to the development and advancement of employee-owned businesses

Under the commission, there are two sub-committees that help to support employee ownership:

  • Finance and Policy Committee
  • Marketing Committee

Commission Members

Each month, we conduct interviews with our commissioners. In each video, we ask them about their role on the commission, their journey with employee ownership, and learn about what they are passionate about in the employee ownership space. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact Grace Houser.

July 31, 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 3, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 1, 2019 Agenda Minutes
November 5, 2019 Agenda Minutes
January 7, 2020 Agenda Minutes
March 3, 2020 Agenda Minutes
June 2, 2020 Agenda Minutes
June 24, 2020 N/A Minutes
July 7, 2020 Agenda Minutes
August 4, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 1, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 6, 2020 Agenda Minutes
November 3, 2020 Agenda Minutes
December 1, 2020 Agenda Minutes
January 5, 2021 Agenda Minutes
February 2, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 2, 2021 Agenda Minutes
April 6, 2021 Agenda Minutes

September 24, 2019 Agenda Minutes Finance and Policy
October 10, 2019 Agenda Minutes Marketing
October 17, 2019 Agenda Minutes Marketing
October 29, 2019 Agenda Minutes Finance and Policy
December 18, 2019 Agenda Minutes Finance and Policy
January 21, 2020 Agenda Minutes Finance and Policy
February 18, 2020 Agenda Minutes Finance and Policy
March 3, 2020 Agenda Minutes Marketing
September 15, 2020 Agenda Minutes Marketing
October 20, 2020 N/A Minutes Finance and Policy
November 17, 2020 Agenda Minutes Finance and Policy
January 19, 2021 Agenda Minutes  
February 16, 2021 Agenda Minutes  
March 16, 2021 Agenda Minutes  

Date Purpose
February 24, 2021 To conduct a Commissioner Profile interview
February 24, 2021 To conduct a Commissioner Profile interview
February 25, 2021 To conduct a Commissioner Profile interview
March 5, 2021 Chairpeople are meeting to plan for the next Commission meeting
March 19, 2021 Chairpeople are meeting to plan for the next Commission meeting
March 24, 2021 Two commission members discuss access to capital for EO businesses 
April 9, 2021 Chairpeople are meeting to plan for the next Commission meeting