The Borough of Hellertown

…...“Cherishing Our Past.... Embracing the Future”

Mayor Richard T. Fluck

The Mayor of Hellertown has full charge and control of the Chief of Police and the Police Force.  He presides over Borough functions and attends Council meeting, He has held office since 1997 and is in his fifth term.


A Biography of Mayor Richard T. Fluck

Born Dec. 22, 1932 in Fountain Hill, Mayor Fluck is a graduate of William Allen High School and a veteran of the Korean War, having attained the rank of sergeant before his discharge from the Army in 1955. He was first elected to Hellertown Borough Council in 1968, and over the next 28 years served as council vice president, president, and liaison to the Hellertown Borough Authority, the police pension board, the health board and the civil service commission. The mayor spent much of his career working at Stroh's Brewing Company, where he was employed from 1973 until his retirement in 1999. He continues to work part time at Andy's & Pennewell's florist in Hellertown. Fluck is a member of St. George's Episcopal Church, where he has served on the vestry and as property chairman. He is also a member of VFW Post 3094 and American Legion Post 397, and a charter member of the Saucon Valley Jaycees. He has been the mayor of Hellertown since first being elected in 1996 and is currently serving his fifth term as mayor. A highlight of his years as mayor was his receipt of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Mayor of the Year Award in 2006, and in addition to his civic duties he remains active as a board member of the Hellertown Historical Society, sponsor chairman for the Saucon Valley Farmers' Market and as a member of the Saucon Valley Partnership. His family includes his wife, Janice Gregory Fluck; daughter Vicky, wife of Anthony DelGrosso of Bethlehem; daughter Debra, wife of Bruce Rosenberger of Hellertown; and son Richard of Hellertown; and eight grandchildren.

Information included in the program for "An Evening Honoring Mayor Richard Fluck," presented by the Saucon Valley Community Center