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Newsletter - June 2022


Thank you for your interest in the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department’s newsletter. We will be bringing you periodic updates on the latest news, information and events affecting the department. I am honored and   privileged to serve as your County Clerk-Recorder. Please contact my office at (714) 834-2500 or visit us at for more information about the department and the services provided to the public.


Hugh Nguyen , County Clerk-Recorder



Marriage ceremony room in the South County Branch Office, suite 160.



This past May, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen announced the opening of the expanded South County Branch Office in Laguna Hills, which opened on May 25. The new expansion suite adds six new service windows to make the office run smoother and more efficiently, while accommodating South County’s growing population.

The new expansion suite located in suite 160 of the Laguna Hills Civic Center offers marriage services with a large and well appointed ceremony room which can hold more guests than the previous suite. Document examining is also housed in the new expansion suite, and now offers two document examiners instead of one. This eliminates the need for document examining lunch closures and ensures that an examiner is always available. Customers will also save time and money by not having to travel to the department’s central office in Santa Ana. The Laguna Hills office will continue to offer free and convenient parking.

Birth, death, and marriage certificates, fictitious business name statements, notary public registrations, and much more will remain available at the department’s original office in suite 150 of the Laguna Hills Civic Center.

The Laguna Hills Civic Center is located at 24031 El Toro Road in Laguna Hills. Both suite 150 and suite 160 are open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

For more information about the services available at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department, please visit us at



During the month of June: 


Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen presenting to the Anaheim Hills Broker Caravan.


It was an honor to speak to members of the real estate industry recently. Thank you Anaheim Hills Broker Caravan for hosting the event. I was able to share information about our Clerk-Recorder services and operations, and to give the members some new department updates.


The 2022 graduating class for Advance Beauty College - Garden Grove.


Congratulations to the graduates of Advance Beauty College—Garden Grove. My team was honored to join in the festivities at their graduation ceremony. Advance Beauty College has graduated over 50,000 students through their programs. I would like to wish the graduating class all the best.


Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen presenting to the Future Leaders program.


I had the pleasure of speaking in front of students who participated in this year’s Future Leaders program, where I shared information about the Clerk-Recorder department’s services along with my journey to the United States. Thank you Honorable Doug Chaffee, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors for having me.


Demille Elementary employees accepting a certificate of recognition from Clerk-Recorder outreach staff.


My office congratulated 27 DeMille Elementary School sixth graders on completing the first Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion Program in the State of California. Thank you Mrs. Huong Dang for being the first Vietnamese teacher to take part in the program which provides academic instruction in two languages.


Image One employees accepting a certificate of recognition from Clerk-Recorder outreach staff.


My outreach team joined local officials and the Fullerton business community to congratulate Image One Camera & Video on their grand opening and ribbon cutting event. I wish them great success while being the content creation headquarters for the residents of Orange County.



Clerk-Recorder employee of the month presentation slide for June 2022.


Each month we recognize an employee who goes above and beyond their normal duties and offers excellent service to our customers. The Employee of the Month receives a certificate of recognition, has their name placed on a recognition plaque and may dress casual during their month of recognition.

It gives me great pleasure to announce Jennifer Luong as Employee of the Month for June.                

Since joining the department in April 2021, Jennifer has been the Sr. Accountant for the department’s Finance Unit overseeing accounting and auditing duties. She took the lead role in preparing surprise cash audits and updating and compiling the department’s cash handling procedures. She most recently took the lead on the OC Time user acceptance testing and payroll upload simulation with little supervision and succeeded at both. Thanks to Jennifer’s initiative and diligent work, the department completed all the mandatory testing within the established deadlines ensuring that the department will easily transition to these new systems. Thanks to her great work, she has earned the trust of her superiors, demonstrating that she can be counted on to complete these special assignments in a timely manner.

Jennifer is a fantastic team player and gets along well with her staff, coworkers, and managers. She looks for ways to help others and ties her success to the success of the department. She does a great job at developing long and short-term plans and anticipates the needs of the Finance Unit effectively. Her can-do attitude plays a huge part in the success of the Finance Unit as a whole, while making it a great place to work.

Jennifer goes out of her way to make people feel special by decorating her staff’s cubicles for their birthdays, special events and holidays. This is a great way for Jennifer to build a great team and helps boost the morale of her unit and the department as a whole. Her efforts are appreciated by all.

Please join me in congratulating Jennifer on her achievement!




Head Archivist Susan received the following complement for her assistance with archived records. Thank you for your exemplary service!

Compliment sent to Head Archivist Susan at the OC Archives.


Passport services staff at the North County branch office received the following review. Your fast and efficient service is much appreciated!

Compliment sent for passport services staff at the North County Branch Office.


A customer wrote the following review for our main office in Santa Ana. Thank you to my staff for making our services possible.

Compliment sent to staff at our main office in Santa Ana.




President Lyndon B. Johnson speaking at the dedication of the University of California Irvine campus, June 20, 1964.


Dedication of UCI: (L to R) Congressman Richard Hannah, California Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, UCI Chancellor Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson, and UC Regent Edward Carter.


June 4,  1889

Locals voted to separate from Los Angeles County and form Orange County. The vote was 2505 to 499.

June 6, 1948

Panicked swimmers fled the water when a pod of killer whales visited shallow waters in Laguna Beach.


June 6, 1959

The Submarine Voyage attraction opened in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. Walt Disney accompanied Vice President Nixon and his family on the ride.

June 11, 1969

Trabuco Elementary School had more graduates than ever before: eight students!


June 20, 1964

President Lyndon B. Johnson spoke at the dedication of the University of California Irvine campus.



A beach on Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico.


One of my staff took this photo from the coast of Isla Mujeres

on a typical tropical day in Cancun, Mexico.



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