Richard J. “Rock” Cioni was born in Cumberland, Maryland and is a graduate of Allegany High School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree at West Virginia University as well as a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Frostburg State University. Cioni is a veteran of the United States Army and served a tour in Vietnam from 1971-72. As a civilian, he has provided individual therapy for veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Cioni currently works as a Clinical Consultant at the Allegany County Lois E. Jack Unit, having served as Program Director of that unit from 1980-2003.
Councilman Cioni was appointed through a selection process of the Mayor and City Council and was sworn into office on February 2, 2016 to complete the four-year term of David J. Kauffman, which ended in January of 2019. He was elected in 2017, and was sworn into office for his first full term on January 7, 2018. Cioni currently serves as Council Representative to the Parks & Recreation Board.
Rock and his wife Susan live in Cumberland. They have two children and two grandchildren.