In the past year, our Residents Association has been able to propel a number of exciting new developments at Lenbrook, and I have been honored to serve as its president. Now, as we are getting ready to celebrate Lenbrook’s 35th anniversary later this summer, I am honored to introduce Joyce Stevens as the new president of Lenbrook’s Residents Association. One of those projects, The Club, has received the construction permit and completion by the end of July looks promising. This will be a good venue for the breakfast bunch, bridge players, afternoon tea, happy hour and after-dinner treats. The Club will be a flexible, upscale, casual and multi-purpose space used throughout the day. The other good news is that the Board and Lenbrook’s management team now have the zoning approval for the Kingsboro project to move forward. The actual purchase of the many parcels is under contract and the construction financing will be finalized. While this is happening, THW, our Architects under the direction of Alejandro Giraldo, will be completing the detailed plans. I’m looking forward to watching the progress of these new projects and I know that the Residents Association will be in good hands with Joyce Stevens. My wife and I truly enjoy our life at Lenbrook -- the quality, the people, the health care, the services are all best in class.” Editor's Note: Dick Stormont has thoughtfully used his extensive experience in the hospitality industry and property management during his involvement with Lenbrook’s Residents Association. Upon graduating from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Stormont joined the Navy, which landed him at the Navy’s Supply Corps School in Athens (GA), where he met his wife Louellen. They have three children and have been married for almost 60 years. After more than three years in the Navy, he joined Marriott, at that time a small, unknown company with 13 small fast food restaurants and two hotels. He stayed with the Marriott Corporation for 22 years. As Senior Vice President, Stormont was in charge of franchise development and participated in the development of Courtyard by Marriott. He was General Manager of three 500 to 700-room Marriott Hotels. His Marriott experience encouraged Stormont to start his own business, The Stormont Companies, LLC. which evolved into a highly successful property management and development firm. During his career, he has served as a chairman of a number of groups promoting tourism, serving two terms as chairman of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. He was the founder and president of the Georgia Hospitality & Travel Association and a major force during the 1996 Olympics. Thank you, Mr. Stormont, for your vision and hard work on behalf of Lenbrook’s Residents Association. You inspire us all to make sure that Lenbrook remains “the best in class” - the best in all aspects of a Life Plan Community.
My Vision for Lenbrook: Full Steam Ahead
By: Dick Stormont, 2017-2018 President of the Residents Association