Jon Cameron Retires From Public Service; Including Five Years With Senator Hoeven


WATFORD CITY, N.D. ( – Jon Cameron, who served as the Regional Director for Senator John Hoeven’s western North Dakota office has retired.

Cameron served in that position since it was established back in 2012. Cameron retired earlier this month after 42 years of public service at the local, county, state and federal levels including three-and-a-half years as the City Administrator for the city of Valley City.

Senator Hoeven created the Western North Dakota Regional Director position in response to the rapid development of the region and in recognition of its contributions to the state’s overall economy back in 2012.

On November 17th, Senator Hoeven announced that Shari Buck will serve as the new Regional Director for western North Dakota. In this role, she will cover 13 counties in the western portion of the state, helping the senator assist constituents, businesses and community leaders.

Buck comes to Hoeven’s office with experience in public service, most recently as Planner and Director of Public Relations for McKenzie County. Her work has included a wide range of issues relevant to the region, such as western water issues, energy production, economic development and transportation infrastructure. Previously, Buck served as councilwoman and mayor of North Las Vegas, Nevada. Buck will be based out of Watford City, North Dakota and can be reached by phone at (701) 580-4535 or by e-mail at

Hoeven said, “Shari Buck has been an engaged citizen and a devoted public servant throughout her career, a trend she has continued since making North Dakota her home, and we are excited to bring her knowledge, experience and skills to our team.”

Hoeven thanked Jon Cameron for his good work over these past five years. He said, “Cameron’s efforts across western North Dakota have helped us respond to the needs of the region and craft solutions for local residents. Mikey and I wish him the best in his retirement and all of his future endeavors.”

Shari Buck is the new Regional Director for Senator John Hoeven’s office in western North Dakota.

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