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Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng was sworn in as Mayor, Central Singapore District on 20 June 2014. Ms Phua is no stranger to the District, having been a Grassroots Adviser to Kampong Glam Division in the current Jalan Besar GRC since 2011. In addition to her duties as Mayor, Ms Phua is also the Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Social and Family Development, as well as Vice-Chairman of the GPC for Education.  

 
The winner of 2005/6 “Great Women of Our Times, Education and Public Service Category” awarded by Singapore Women’s Weekly, Ms Phua gave up her corporate career in 2005 to become a full-time special needs volunteer for almost a decade. She is the President of the Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) and a co-founder of Pathlight School. Ms Phua is an active committee member behind two 5-year Enabling Masterplans for the Disabled in Singapore. 
 
Read more about what Ms Phua has to say under Mayor’s Notes.