JFC Strategic Services provides a wide variety of community development and planning services, including comprehensive planning, land use, transportation, recreation, natural resource management, economic development, and more.


Based in northern Minnesota, we focus on projects that engage the public and elevate the strategic direction of our clients. For complex community development projects, a consultant team is assembled with the appropriate skills (GIS, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Marketing, etc.) for the project. Our custom processes focus heavily on strong, diverse public engagement and the development of real solutions to local challenges. Contact us to see if we can help!

Sample Projects (Joe Czapiewski, AICP):

Comprehensive/Land Use Planning

  • Greater Bemidji Area Joint Powers Board First Generation Comprehensive Plan
  • Baudette Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance Revision
  • Hubbard County Land Use Plan Update
  • Lake Country Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan


Outdoor Recreation

  • System Plan Coordinator, Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Recreation Commission
  • City of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department Strategic Plan
  • Mesabi Trail Environmental Plan
  • Beltrami County Recreational Trails Plan



  • Mn/DOT District 2 Long Range Plan
  • Walker Transportation Action Model
  • Northwest Area Transportation Partnership Funding Process Facilitation


Natural Resource Management

  • Mesabi Trail Environmental Plan
  • Beltrami County Forest Management Plan
  • Beltrami and Clearwater Counties Comprehensive Local Water Management Plans
  • Lake Country Scenic Byway Resource Protection Plans
  • Lake of the Woods County Ditch Management Plan

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