General Manager's Update

Karl Stephens -
General Manager/COO

Dear Landings Association Members,

I’m pleased to report that the heavy lifting is now complete on our new Landings Association smartphone app. We have been working diligently with the developer, Alosant, to create a one-stop-shop app that will provide the information you need and want. It includes contact information, notifications, locations of interest in our community with mapping, a way to report maintenance issues, a section for new residents of The Landings, quick links to governing documents, and much more. At the time of this writing, we are waiting for Apple and Google to approve the app so we can distribute it first to a group of beta testers to help work out the kinks, and then to the community at large. I think you will find this app to be extremely helpful and user friendly, and a great addition to our exisiting communciations platforms. We plan to grow the app’s functionality over time. I view our upcoming launch as just part of the continuous improvement of Association communications. This app will realize one of our action items in our Strategic Plan.

Another focus has been for The Landings Association to be known as an “employer of choice” in the Savannah area. Besides some updates to internal processes such as department structure and annual reviews, we also have continued evaluating each position’s salary vs. market expectations. Recently, we had as many as 12 open positions at one time. As we have only 76 budgeted employees, that represents a 16% vacancy rate, making accomplishing our day-to-day tasks quite challenging. Therefore, we have been implementing market-based salary increases where appropriate, to help attract and retain strong employees.

Over the last three months, we have continued to make progress against many other Strategic Plan goals. You can view highlights of this progress by clicking here.  The green text shows what has been accomplished over the past three months.

The first phase of maintenance work on Tidewater Square was completed recently. Work included repairing and replacing damaged, uplifting bricks in the roadway that had formed potholes and ride-altering bumps on the square’s north end. If you missed the video of the replacement of damaged bricks, you can view it here. I encourage you to visit the square to see this work, as well as  some of the other improvements to the center of the square, including the opened up landscaping and increased visibility for the walking and biking path.    

Finally, please join us for our big 50th Anniversary Celebration September 10, from 3-7 p.m., at Landings Harbor. Golf carts are recommended to maximize parking space, and there will be a horse-drawn carriage shuttle transporting traffic overflow from Priest Landing Drive. The evening will feature lots of great music, food, face painting, corn hole, bounce houses, a photo booth, and more. You don’t want to miss the fun!

As always, if there’s something I can do to help, or just to answer questions, please drop a line to


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