When Claystone at the Crossing changed ownership in 2015, the new owners made a commitment to bring in a management team that would be engaged with the residents. One of the new staff members is Shirley Lawson, who helps the property with marketing.
Shirley Lawson saw a chance to work at Romney Meadows as a huge opportunity. That’s why she jumped on the chance to come and work here in Lafayette. So far, Shirley claims the biggest change is in the people.
“The people here are so energetic and happy and it makes such a difference. I think the construction and the newness is just what we needed. It’s a big difference to have the luxury to be able to connect with the residents and it has definitely worked. [The residents] have changed their mindsets in the sense of coming out and becoming more involved in the programs we’re going to have.”
Shirley strongly believes that the top of management is what has propelled the community to have more engagement between management and residents. This is extremely important to have a community that runs smoothly.
“It seems like the manager is more proactive,” said Lawson. “The marketing and staff are more practiced and involved in what’s going on in the community. From before until now has been a big difference.”
The current property manager of Romney Meadows is LaTonya Fleming. Fleming has a unique connection with the residents because she herself was a affordable housing participant in her younger years.
Shirley, LaTonya, and all of the staff at Romney Meadows have been working hard to build relationships with the residents at the property. An engaging management team was a high-priority of the new owners, and has made great improvements with the property. This is yet another example of why Romney Meadows is the affordable housing community of choice in Lafayette, Indiana.