General Manager's Update

Karl Stephens - karls@landings.org
General Manager/COO

Dear Landings Association Members,

On January 18, The Landings Association’s Board of Directors held its annual retreat in the Association’s Conference Room. These retreats allow the Board to focus on big picture, strategic items, and to set priorities for the year, ensuring clear direction to staff on what should be accomplished. Topics explored in depth from the new Strategic Plan included Community Governance, Environmental Opportunities and Challenges, and Updates of Facilities, Amenities, and Services. The Board will schedule an additional day to cover Communications and Technology. As a reminder, you can view the Strategic Plan by visiting www.landings.org > Governing Documents > Strategic Plan or click here. Expect to hear about progress toward our goals throughout the year.

Recently, we began recording and airing short videos to show your Association dollars at work in the community. These videos provide a glimpse behind the scenes at the work you might not realize is occurring (like using cameras in the storm drains to check conditions, or the clearing of dead trees and underbrush now, before nesting season begins). These videos also are an opportunity to introduce the Association’s staff, allowing you to put a face with a name and see our talented team at work. If there are services or areas of the community you would like us to explore, please let us know by emailing pr@landings.org. You can view our most recent videos at www.youtube.com/LandingsAssociation.

Please mark your calendars for March 3 for the Association’s Annual Meeting. This event provides an opportunity to show what we accomplished last year while also sharing the focus for this year. The Annual Report, with audited financial statements, will be posted online in advance of the meeting. In addition, we will honor a very special Volunteer Group of the Year that made an important impact to our island in 2021.

More dates to note include those related to The Landings’ 50th Anniversary. Several events are planned as part of this yearlong celebration. Some highlights are below, with dates subject to change:

May 15 - Golf Cart Parade and Scavenger Hunt, ending at the Association (600 Landings Way South) with food trucks and carriage rides.

July 4 - This annual event is hosted by The Landings Club but is open to all. We plan to partner with TLC for some special 50th Anniversary themes.

September 10 - Grand Finale Celebration at Landings Harbor, similar to past TLA-sponsored community events, with food, entertainment, and kids’ events. A rain date of September 24 is reserved. (Yes, it’s college football season, but neither of those dates are SEC games for the national champion University of Georgia. This UGA grad may have had something to do with that little detail!)

As always, please drop me a line if you have any feedback (karls@landings.org). We’re looking for continuous improvement, and we need your input to be as successful as we can.