Chief deputy collector enjoys going ‘above, beyond’

Alex Naughton/News Tribune photo: 
Gretchen Carlson borrows Cole County Collector Larry Vincent's office on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. Carlson is the chief deputy collector and has worked for the county since 2012.
Alex Naughton/News Tribune photo: Gretchen Carlson borrows Cole County Collector Larry Vincent's office on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. Carlson is the chief deputy collector and has worked for the county since 2012.

To Gretchen Carlson, working in the Cole County Collector's Office is more than crunching numbers.

Rather, it's about the people she gets to help.

Carlson is the chief deputy collector, making her the right hand of Cole County Collector Larry Vincent.