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Principal Deputy Director

Sharon Buccino, Principal Deputy Director

OSMRE Principle Deputy Director Sharon Buccino

On January 2, 2024, Sharon Buccino joined the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement as the Principal Deputy Director. While leading the agency, Sharon will focus on advancing OSMRE’s mission of ensuring that coal mines are operated in a manner that protects citizens and the environment, land is restored to beneficial use following mining, and that the impacts of historic coal mining are addressed in order to improve the health, environment, and economic opportunities of communities in coal country.

Sharon comes to OSMRE from Laramie, Wyoming, where she has been teaching as an adjunct at the University of Wyoming's College of Law and served on the City of Laramie's Planning Commission. On the commission, Sharon focused on housing, growth management, and local economic development, and was selected as the Wyoming Planning Commissioner of the Year for 2023.

Sharon has over 30 years of experience practicing administrative, environmental, and energy law. She has been an active member of the Foundation for Natural Resource and Energy Law.

Sharon is originally from Lakeland, Florida, where she grew up surrounded by cattle, orange groves, and phosphate mines. She has two adult daughters and currently lives with her husband in Laramie.