Alleghany County and the City of Covington leveraged their resources and worked collaboratively in updating their Comprehensive Plans by having a joint planning process. In that effort, Benchmark Planning worked closely with a joint steering committee to develop a common vision, goals, and objectives for the County and the City. Benchmark helped craft tailored implementation strategies for each jurisdiction to implement the common vision. While this was a joint planning process with a common vision and set of goals, each jurisdiction received a separate plan. The joint planning process helped to ensure that both the County and the City will grow together cohesively and continue coordinating on matters concerning development. Both of these plans were adopted in March of 2019.