Alleghenies Ahead is guided by over 75 residents of the Southern Alleghenies region who serve on steering committees for each of the region's six counties. Over the course of the project, their interactions with the broader community will inform the values, vision, planning principles, and priorities incorporated into the final action plans. 

Two members of each county committee serve on a larger steering committee that oversees the overall project and will caucus on the identification of county-level priorities that have regional impacts and implications.  

Guiding the entire process is czb, a planning consultancy based in Alexandria, Virginia.