As someone with a history of involving himself in whatever community he has lived, Keith Medley, a ten-year resident, thought it was time to do the same in Lantana.
So, when Mark Norton, community manager for the Lantana Community Association, asked him if he’d like to serve on the Lantana Homeowners Association Advisory Committee two years ago, Medley jumped at the chance.
“I told him I had an interest in continuing to see Lantana thrive,” Medley said.
Today, the 47-year-old father of four is among three members whose job is to advise the Lantana Homeowners Association Board of Directors on the best ways to spend the more than $6 million in annual HOA dues.
Though he moved here from Louisville, Kentucky, with a former employer, Medley was no stranger to the area. He and wife Joy and children had lived in the nearby Wellington section of Flower Mound for a year in the early 2000s.
When the opportunity arose to relocate back North Texas, the Medley’s engaged the same realtor who found them their Flower Mound home to find the perfect place in Lantana.
“It reminded us of home probably more so than anything we could find,” said Medley, who served on his homeowners’ association in Kentucky.
For nearly two years, Medley has worked in sales for PointClickCare, a Canadian-based electronic health records company focused on senior-living facilities and pharmacies. He splits the country with another Texan; yet travels less than he used to.
That allows him and Joy more time to spend with their two grandchildren by oldest child Briauna, a first-grade teacher in the Denton Independent School District.
Son Alec, a Denton Guyer High School graduate like his older sister, is in the U.S. Navy, stationed in California.
Son Seth is a junior at Guyer and a member of the baseball team, while youngest son, Jack, is in sixth grade at Harpool Middle School.
Having had four children go through the local schools and enjoy the many amenities Lantana offers, has given Medley a first-hand view of the community and its people. It’s a major reason he enjoys his time on committee.
“It’s being a voice for the community; being an advocate for the community as a whole,” he said.
“Meeting other members of the community also is a role that I like. Getting to know everyone and hearing everyone’s opinions on different things and how we can improve, to make Lantana even better than it is today. We’ll continue to add new things as we get new ideas.”
He said families that move to Lantana tend to take advantage of all the different events and amenities. They enjoy the places to play tennis and basketball and go swimming. They attend events like the community 5K, chili cook-offs, car shows, Halloween event and Coffee with the HOA Manager.
“My goal is making sure we are serving the needs of our residents and continuing to add value for the homeowners of Lantana and enhancing everyone’s quality of life.”
When not with his family, working or in meetings, he volunteers at St. Mark Catholic Church in Argyle where he is a member of Knights of Columbus.
Medley said he is very proud of what the Lantana HOA Advisory Committee has achieved since he decided to serve. He’s enjoyed his time so much that he plans to run for a spot next year when the board is turned over to the residents.