Tim Ayers

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Tim Ayers
In office
Personal details
Born Timothy Frederick Ayers
(1958-11-19) November 19, 1958 (age 59)
Springfield, Ohio, U.S.A
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lisa Henry; Robin Brown
Children Katheryne, Joseph, Perry
Education Capital University (Columbus, Ohio)
Occupation Teacher

Timothy "Tim" Frederick Ayers (born November 19, 1958) served as Mayor and City Commissioner of Springfield, Ohio from 1984-1990.[1] He previously served as the Legislative Message Clerk of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 113th General Assembly[1] and Small Business Manager for the Nashville (TN) Chamber of Commerce.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Timothy Ayers was born in Springfield, Ohio, the sixth child of Franklin Ayers and Betty Rae Basey.[1] He has 3 children.[1]

His brother, Randy Ayers, is on the coaching staff for the New Orleans Pelicans professional basketball team.[2]

Political life[edit]

  • 1980-1984, Assistant Clerk in the Ohio House of Representatives[1]
  • 1984-1990, Mayor, Springfield, Ohio[1]
  • 1990, Special Assistant, Ohio Department of Agriculture, administration of Governor Richard Celeste[citation needed]
  • 2000, Tennessee State Democrative Executive Committeemen

Notable achievements[edit]

  • Assisted $2.5 million in loans to small businesses as the Small Business Manager of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Authored a $750,000 HUD grant to kick-start economic development activities in the historic neighborhood of Fisk University, Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University in 2001. Since that grant, an additional $2.5 million of investment has poured into the area.[citation needed]
  • Selected one of Kentucky's Minority Educator and Retention Award winners[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e f RootsWeb: AYRES-L AYERS VIRG>TEXAS>MD>OHIO, retrieved 2008-03-26
  2. ^ NBA.com Randy Ayers, retrieved 2016-12-03