For Immediate Release: June 08, 2015
Contact: David Cabrera, (714) 834-2083, firstname.lastname@example.org
Orange County Clerk-Recorder Receives NACO Award for Saturday Office Hours
The National Association of Counties (NACO) has awarded the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department with a 2015 Achievement Award in recognition of its “Special Saturday Hours – Increasing Access to Better Serve the Public” program in the category of County Administration and Management. The department received recognition for its efforts in making its offices more accessible to working families and students by opening one Saturday per month during which customers can obtain marriage and passport services as well as vital and official records.
Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen started offering once a month Saturday hours shortly after being appointed to the position back in April of 2013. The Saturday hours are specially geared towards families and students who work during the week so that they may obtain services normally offered just on weekdays.
“I am honored and humbled by this award,” Clerk-Recorder Nguyen said. “We wouldn’t be able to celebrate this award if it wasn’t in large part due to the dedication and professionalism of my staff.”
During the department’s first full year of special Saturday hours, the department issued 1,722 marriage licenses, performed 1,071 marriage ceremonies, and issued 682 vital records. The department has also processed 201 passport applications. In addition, more than 10,700 customers and guests were served. More importantly, guests were able to witness their family members or friends tie the knot at the department’s marriage facilities.
The department will continue to offer Saturday hours through 2015. The next Saturday office hours will be on June 27.
For more information regarding the Clerk-Recorder’s Saturday hours or about the services offered by the department’s convenient locations, please visit www.ocrecorder.com.
Since 1970, NACO has been recognizing innovative county government programs. Awards are given in 21 different categories reflecting the vast and comprehensive services counties provide. The categories awarded range from children and youth, criminal justice, county administration and many more.