The Sumter City-County Planning Commission acted as the fiscal agent and project manager for the Joint Land Use Study. The Commission appointed two steering committees to guide the JLUS, with input from the general public.

The Policy Committee was composed of elected and public administrative officials representing jurisdictions in the study area and Air Force leadership. The Policy Committee was responsible for guiding the direction of the JLUS and for managing implementation actions. The Technical Advisory Committee was comprised of staff members from local governmental agencies, the Air Force, and other entities, and identified and addressed local land use matters, provided feedback on documents prepared by the consultants, and assisted the Policy Committee in the development and evaluation of implementation strategies and tools.