Eva Cohn Galambos (July 1, 1928 – April 19, 2015) was a German-born American economist and politician who served as the first mayor of Sandy Springs, Georgia. She served as the city's inaugural Mayor from December 1, 2005, until January 7, 2014, when Rusty Paul was inaugurated as the city's second mayor. She had a Ph.D. in economics from Georgia State University, a master's degree (M.A.) in labor and industrial relations from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) from the University of Georgia (1948). Galambos was born in Berlin, Germany.

Galambos had held various positions in the Sandy Springs community before being elected the first mayor of the city in early November 2005. She was the president of the Committee for Sandy Springs, 1975–2005, which fought to incorporate Sandy Springs. She was also a co-founder and former secretary of Sandy Springs Revitalization; founder of Sandy Springs Clean and Beautiful; chairwoman of services committee for the Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods; former chairwoman of the Fulton County Public Housing Authority; and founder of Sandy Springs Civic Roundtable.

She died of cancer on April 19, 2015, at the age of 86.[1] Her funeral was held at Temple Kehillat Chaim in Roswell, Georgia on April 21, 2015.[2]



  1. ^ "Eva Galambos Obituary - Sandy Springs Chapel - Sandy Springs GA". dignitymemorial.com. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Morrs, Mike (19 April 2015). "Sandy Springs "founding mother," first mayor Eva Galambos dies". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Inaugural Mayor
Mayor of Sandy Springs, Georgia
Succeeded by
Rusty Paul