The Council for Quality Growth would like to offer our condolences to the family of Eva Galambos, Sandy Springs’ founding mayor. She was a visionary and a leader in the region and made it a better place to live.
Mayor Galambos passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 after a fight with cancer. She was 87 years old.
Mayor Galambos, a native of Berlin, Germany, earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree in labor and industrial relations from the University of Illinois, and a doctorate in economics from Georgia State University.
Mayor Galambos was elected mayor of Sandy Springs in November 2005. She also served the Sandy Springs community as founder of the Sandy Springs Revitalization, Sandy Springs Clean and Beautiful, and chaired the services committee for the Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods. She also served as president of the Committee for Sandy Springs from 1975 until 2005, which sought to incorporate Sandy Springs. She served as mayor from 2005 until 2013.