Raphael Clemente

MY STUFF

Raphael Clemente
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
WEST PALM BEACH
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Biggest role model
My father, Adrian Clemente, made a lot of good stuff happen for his family despite big challenges. Talented, generous, one of a kind.

 


Bicycle
My Surly Long-Haul Trucker with a steel frame! My human-powered SUV. I haul my kids and groceries, and took a 5-day camping trip on it.

 


Sunglasses
Maui Jim, Peahi Polarized. Amen.

 


Urban planning book
Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs.

 


Skateboard
My favorites are from the 80s, but at 49 years old, I’m almost out of tricks, and love my longboard — the Dervish, made by Loaded Skateboards. Bamboo composite deck with lots of flex.

 


Favorite hat
Bike helmet.

 


Favorite time of day
That magical time between first light and sunrise. I surf, paddle, bike ride, or workout. It’s almost like I have the whole world to myself for a little while.

 


Family Escape
Mal Pais, Costa Rica and North Haven, Maine. The common theme is lots of salt water.

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