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 meetings. He has held office since 1997 and is in his fifth term.
The Roles and Duties of our Mayor
• Administer the Police Department • Perform marriage ceremonies • Attend ribbon-cutting ceremonies • Represent the Borough at public events and celebrations • Be involved with the police department in community projects • Submit articles for the Borough website or newsletter • Attend and participate in municipal meetings • Speak at schools and local functions • Attend conferences and training to increase knowledge • Refrain from being a one-issue official • Inform council of fees charged and collected for performing marriage ceremonies • Enforce ordinances and regulations • Administer oaths and affirmations • Preside over mandatory reorganization meeting • Vote when it is necessary to break tied votes of council (It is important to note that a mayor cannot vote on hiring or firing police personnel, or if there is a conflict of interest) • Take part in council discussions • Declare an emergency.
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 president, vice 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 Lake Wallenpaupak; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Information included in the program for “An Evening Honoring Mayor Richard Fluck,” presented by the Saucon Valley Community