Biography

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R. Wayne Ayers

R. Wayne Ayers is the author of a number of books on local history, including Tampa Bay’s Gulf Beaches, Tampa Bay’s Gulf Beaches: The Fabulous 1950s and 1960s, Indian Rocks As It Was, St. Petersburg: The Sunshine City, Florida’s Grand Hotels from the Gilded Age, and Belleair Bluffs from the Beginning. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Pinellas County Historical Society, and is a member and past president of the Indian Rocks Beach Historical Museum board. He is an appointed member of the Pinellas County Historical Commission. Ayers is a reporter/feature writer for Tampa Bay Newspapers, and covers the civic affairs of five local municipalities for the Belleair Bee and Beach Beacon.