Diplomat Matt Winslow to speak at the library

Matt Winslow, Foreign Service Officer who recently served as Vice Consul at the U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haiti will report in to the community, 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 10.

The program is free and open to the public at the Park County Public Library in Cody

In January of 2016, Matt and Jennifer Winslow and their two teenaged children, Mick and Sundre, left Cody for broader horizons.

Prior to his diplomatic career, Winslow lived and worked in Cody for 16 years. He practiced law, served as a court commissioner and magistrate.

He feels that his background in the law has served him well in the Foreign Service where the first priority is to protect and serve Americans abroad.

For instance during Hurricane Matthew, he spent the night putting up cots for American families being evacuated to higher ground.

If a citizen is injured, arrested, a crime victim or dies oversees a Consular Officer will help them and their families through the situation.

The Consular Offices are responsible for adjudicating visas for foreign nationals wishing to enter the U.S.

Winslow volunteered to share his experiences as a part of the Secretary of State Hometown Diplomats Program which is designed to explain to Americans what diplomats do and why it matters.