Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos was among the first alumni of Georgia State University to receive the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award in a special ceremony held recently at the university’s student center. The new award honors outstanding Andrew Young School alumni who exemplify the institution’s standards of excellence.
A doctoral member of the Class of 1969 – the first class of women to graduate from GSU with a Ph.D. in economics – Galambos was recognized for her successful career consulting local government, as highlighted by her efforts to create the City of Sandy Springs.
Among her many influential projects, Galambos co-authored a popular text still used in university classrooms and led an education initiative that preceded the seminal 1983 report, A Nation at Risk, which spurred national educational reform.
Galambos was elected mayor of Sandy Springs upon its incorporation in 2005 after leading the 30-year effort to create what is now Georgia’s sixth largest city. She then designed a model public-private partnership for its administration and delivery of public services that has been recognized worldwide.
Congratulations Mayor Galambos; Sandy Springs is so proud of you!
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