For over twenty years, Principal Consultant Joe Czapiewski, AICP has worked with small and large communities and organizations throughout Greater Minnesota to define their visions, set goals, outline work plans and evaluate results. During his time as owner/principal consultant of JFC Strategic Services and in previous professional work, Joe has led and completed projects for a wide variety of clients and specialties.

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) – This certification recognized Joe’s qualifications to help government entities, public agencies, non-profit organizations and other groups create and execute comprehensive plans and resolve planning issues. The AICP is the American Planning Associations professional institute. It provides the only nationwide, independent verification of planners’ qualifications.

Work History

JFC Strategic Services Owner/Principal Consultant
Bemidji State University Foundation Major Gifts Officer
Evergreen Youth & Family Services Bemidji Youth Advisory Commission
Headwaters Regional Development Commission Physical Planner
St. Philip’s Church Development Director


Member – American Planning Association, Minnesota Chapter

Member – Minnesota Council of Nonprofits


University of North Dakota B.S., Public Administration Economics Minor

Volunteer History

Joe has long had a passion for community leadership and non-profit organizational excellence. That passion has manifested itself into volunteer work for dozens of local and regional non-profits, serving in board, committee and consulting roles.

Current Volunteer Activities

–  Board Member, Face It Together – Bemidji

–  Bemidji Noon Rotary Board Member

–  Board Member, Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter

–  Students First Success Coach

–  Tournament Director, KC Walleye Classic

–  Knights of Columbus – Bemidji Council

–  Lector, St. Philip’s Church


Past Volunteer Activities (Sample)

–  Past President, United Way of Bemidji Area Board of Directors

–  Red Cross of North Central Minnesota Advisory Board

–  Steering Committee, Drug Free Coalition of North Central Minnesota

–  Past Chair, Diocese of Crookston Pastoral Leadership Program Advisory Board

–  Fund Raising Consultant, St. Mary’s Mission School (Red Lake) Capital Campaign

–  Strategic Planning Facilitation, Evergreen Youth and Family Services

–  United Way Allocations Committee

–  St. Philip’s Life Teen Youth Ministry

–  North Country Health Services Endowment Grants Committee

–  Friends of Lake Bemidji State Park strategic planning facilitation

–  Trustee, BSU Holy Spirit Newman Center

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