Former Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos Dies Of Cancer


The city of Sandy Springs, Georgia, has lost its founding mother.

Dr. Eva Galambos died Sunday of cancer according to a statement by the city. 

Galambos was part of the first class at Georgia State University to grant doctoral degrees to women.

She later was among those who helped turn Sandy Springs into a city and was its first mayor.

She served two terms in that position stepping down two years ago.

“This is a great loss for the city and a great loss personally,” Rusty Paul, Sandy Springs mayor, said in a written statement. “Eva was truly our city mother. Her efforts led to the city’s creation. She cared and nurtured the city, and the strength of our community is due greatly to her unwavering love and devotion to creating something better for us all.”

Flags throughout Sandy Springs will be lowered to half-staff in her honor.

Galambos was 87 years old.