Eva starts her role today as the first team officials start arriving in the Village ahead of the athletes’ arrivals from 22 August.
Having volunteered at the first ever wheelchair Games in 1948, Eva has been involved in the Paralympic Movement since its outset. She was also one of the original Directors of the British Paralympic Association and Chairman of British Wheelchair Sports Foundation.
Seb Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee, said: 'Eva has a longstanding association with the Paralympic Games having been involved since its inception. I’m delighted to appoint her as Paralympic Village Mayor.'
Paralympic Village Mayor Eva Loeffler said: 'The development of Paralympic sport and the Paralympic Games has played a significant role in my life and I’m thrilled to be appointed. I’m really looking forward to working with the whole team to deliver an outstanding and memorable experience for Village residents and visitors this summer.'
The role of Village Mayor is to act as the ‘figurehead’ of the Paralympic Village. Key duties include welcoming and hosting international and domestic guests and dignitaries, attending and speaking at Village events and maintaining a visible and accessible presence for both residents and Games Makers.