I would like to submit the name of Carolina Bless from the
Clerk/Auditor’s Office as the November 2017 employee of
Carolina has been employed as a Marriage License and
Passport Clerk from the County for the past 16 years. She is
one of those employees who does her job day in and day out
without much fanfare, or recognition; yet she is one that is
truly the face of Utah County and interacts with thousands
of County residents each year.
As a Marriage License and Passport Clerk, Carolina deals
with a wide range of individuals and issues. Whether it
be a large family with multiple restless kids applying for
passports, or a love-struck bride and groom that aren’t sure
what they need to do to obtain a marriage license. Carolina
professionally and patiently works with each of them to
make sure all the applications are correctly filled out.
Carolina takes pride in her work, and pays attention to
the details. She is always conscientious to the quality of her
work, and aims to please those she serves each day. She
has also used her ability to speak fluent Spanish, to serve a
segment of the public that comes into the office.
Based upon her experience and knowledge, she is
the go to person when it comes to marriage licenses
and passports. She stays up to date on the policies and
procedures distributed by the U.S. State Department, and
knows who to contact for visas and other special travel
Carolina is also well versed in the privacy laws regarding
marriage license information, and also assists many people
on a regular basis who need a copy of marriage license, even
if it was issued many years ago.
It is also not unusual to see Carolina stay late helping those
that come I just before closing time. I have always known her
to be a hard worker, and one who will go above and beyond
what is required, to help anyone who has questions, or
needs extra attention.
Utah County Clerk/Auditor
Utah County Clerk