Planning & Protective Services Staff

Larry Burkhardt
Larry Burkhardt

Building Official 
Building Regulations Division


Larry Burkhardt joined the City of Jefferson as the Building Official in December of 2014.  Prior to that time, he has held various positions with the State of Missouri Division of Design and Construction and the City of Chicago.

Mr. Burkhardt has over 36 years of experience in the fields of architecture and engineering.  He is dual licensed as an architect and professional engineer.  He has earned bachelor degrees from the University of Illinois in architecture (1979) and civil engineering (1982).  He also holds an MBA from Lincoln University (1996).





David Grellner
David Grellner

Environmental Health Manager
Environmental Health Division


David Grellner began his tenure as Environmental Health Manager for the City of Jefferson in 2007.  Mr. Grellner began working for the City in 1999 as an Environmental Specialist.  Mr. Grellner has over 16 years of experience in the field of environmental health.  He earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Agriculture from Lincoln University School of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Food Science in 1998.  He is a registered Certified Professional of Food Safety (CP-FS) from the National Environmental Health Association and a licensed Certified Public Health Operator from the Missouri Department of Agriculture

Eric Barron
Eric Barron

Planning Manager
Planning and Zoning/MPO Division

Eric Barron joined the City of Jefferson as Senior Planner in 2006.  Prior to his role with Jefferson City, Eric held a position with the Lake of the Ozarks Regional Planning Commission.

Mr. Barron has over 15 years of experience in the fields of planning and zoning.  He holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Community and Regional Planning and Environmental Geography from Missouri State University, a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri, and is American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certified. Eric serves as staff support for the Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment.



Jayme Abbott
Jayme Abbott

Neighborhood Services Manager
Redevelopment and Grants Division
Property Maintenance Division


Jayme Abbott began her tenure as the Neighborhood Services Coordinator for the City of Jefferson in 2013 and presently serves as the Neighborhood Services Manager. Mrs. Abbott serves as City liaison to the Facade Improvement Committee and the Historic Preservation Commission. 

Mrs. Abbott has held positions within the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) as a Compliance Specialist and the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) as an Executive I. Mrs. Abbott has over 9 years of experience working with state and federal grants. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. 




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