Lew Crampton, Council Member

Lew CramptonLew Crampton was elected to the Town Council in March 2018 and 2020. Prior to serving on the Town Council, Mr. Crampton served on the Planning and Zoning Commission from 2014-2018, and as Vice Chair from 2016 to 2018.

Mr. Crampton holds bachelor’s degree in Public and International Affairs graduating Cum Laude from Princeton University and a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. He was a student in the PhD program in Urban and Regional Planning at MIT, where he completed all requirements except for the dissertation.

Mr. Crampton previously served as the CEO and currently serves as the President of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. He previously served as President of the Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Notebaert Nature Museum, as President and CEO of the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois. He served as Associate Administrator and Director of Management Systems of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Community Affairs, Vice President of Communications and Environmental Affairs at Waste Management, Inc., Vice President for Communications at the American Medical Association, President and CEO of the National Institute for Chemical Studies, business consultant for the Arthur D. Little Company, and China Analyst for the RAND Corporation.

Mr. Crampton was a candidate for Congress in Massachusetts 10th District, a member of the Winnebago County, Illinois Planning Commission, and Chairman of the Sustainability Committee for the City of West Palm Beach.

Mr. Crampton has served as President of the Citizens’ Association of Palm Beach, served on the Preservation Foundation, served as Director of the Palm Beach Civic Association, and Coordinator of the Palm Beach Hook a Kid on Golf Program.

Mr. Crampton and his wife Kathleen moved to Palm Beach in 2009 from the Boston area. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Mr. Crampton holds weekly office hours every Monday (excluding holidays) from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Drop-ins are welcome, or appointments can be made by contacting Carla Cove at palmbeachcarla@gmail.com.