Free, full-day kindergarten is Gov. Jared Polis' signature goal. (Photo by Faith Miller/Colorado Springs Independent)

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis will discuss his first 100 days in office, his future agenda and answer questions from local residents at his first town hall meeting in the Pikes Peak region this Saturday.

The governor will arrive at Sierra High School at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for the free event.

“The role of newspapers is to encourage respectful dialogue and a free exchange of opinions,” said Amy Gillentine Sweet, publisher and executive editor of the Colorado Springs Independent and Colorado Springs Business Journal. “We are pleased Gov. Polis is participating in a town hall here to better understand local perspectives on Colorado issues and legislation at the state Capitol, and we’re glad to be facilitating the conversation as part of our mission to bring news to our audiences.”

Opening questions will come from Sierra High School students and journalists from the sponsoring newspapers.

Additional questions will come from audience members. Questions also can be emailed to by 5 p.m. Friday, May 3.

Following the town hall meeting, students from Sierra High School’s culinary arts program will provide refreshments during a social hour.

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For people unable to attend in person, Fox21 News will live stream the event.

Please note: Signs and placards will not be allowed into the auditorium.