Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Mayor of Grand Marais, Minnesota

Session: Creative People Power in the Northwoods

Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux has served as the Mayor of Grand Marais, MN since 2014 when he was one of the youngest elected mayors in the state. Since then he has worked to update and innovate the City’s operations to encourage the creative economy while expanding on the tourism economy that anchors the City. Jay and his family own a bed and breakfast and the bike shop in Grand Marais, giving him additional insight into the challenges of an isolated rural economy.