September 15, 2014
Raphael Clemente, Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority, has been contributing to the improvement and renewal of the Downtown District since 2006. A self-described “urbanist”, Mr. Clemente is a forceful advocate for the community and works hand in hand with stakeholders to address wide ranging issues affecting the Downtown. As a lifelong resident of the area, he combines local knowledge with over a decade of experience in urban planning, community development, and project management to move Downtown West Palm Beach toward the DDA’s long-term goals: economic strength, vibrancy, sustainability, and improved quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
Mr. Clemente holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).