It took her 30 years, but after serving as President of the Committee for Sandy Springs from 1975 to 2005, retired economist Eva Galambos got her wish and Sandy Springs became a city. Naturally, she became Mayor and has since been a force of nature in advocating for the affluent burg on the northwest side of the city. While some of her policies- like the outsourcing of many of Sandy Springs city functions to private contractors- have critics, take a drive around Sandy Springs and you'll see the fruits of her efforts. The trash is picked up on time, there are brand new police cruisers everywhere and they can't seem to lay down new sidewalks fast enough. Her efforts have garnered her a nomination for the National League of Cities Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award. Nice to see small town Atlanta getting national respect.
· Sandy Springs Mayor a finalist for National Leadership Award [Reporter Newspapers]