Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 140 Eva GalambosReflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 140 Eva Galambos

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 140 Eva Galambos

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 140 Eva Galambos
Creator Galambos, Eva Cohn.
Dates 2012 June 26
Extent 1.0 interview
Repository Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
AbstractEva Galambos has served as mayor of Sandy Springs since 2005. She is a retired economist specializing in urban finance and labor economics. She has also served as an arbitrator resolving disputes between labor and management. Galambos has been deeply involved in the founding and development of Sandy Springs. She was president of Committee for Sandy Springs from 1975-2005, leading the effort to incorporate Sandy Springs. She is a co-founder and former secretary of Sandy Springs Revitalization and founder of Sandy Springs Clean and Beautiful. Galambos discusses her time as a journalist, her experience with the founding of Sandy Springs, and her work as mayor.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Reflections on Georgia Politics began in the fall of 2006 at Young Harris College, as a lecture and discussion program hosted by Georgia political veteran Bob Short. In late 2007, the Richard B. Russell Library began producing the program as an oral history video series to further illuminate and personalize the tectonic shifts that occurred in Georgia politics in the late twentieth century.

Preferred citation

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 140, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.


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Biographical Note

Eva Galambos has served as mayor of Sandy Springs since 2005. She is a retired economist specializing in urban finance and labor economics. She has also served as an arbitrator resolving disputes between labor and management.

Galambos has been deeply involved in the founding and development of Sandy Springs. She was president of Committee for Sandy Springs from 1975-2005, leading the effort to incorporate Sandy Springs. She is a co-founder and former secretary of Sandy Springs Revitalization and founder of Sandy Springs Clean and Beautiful.

Ms. Galambos has a Ph.D. in economics from the Georgia State University, holds a masters degree in labor and industrial relation from the University of Illinois, and a bachelor in business administration from the University of Georgia.


Scope and Content

Eva Galambos recalls growing up in Germany and Italy before coming to the University of Georgia due to her father's teaching assignment. She discusses her time in Athens and attending the university.

Galambos discusses her journalism career covering the legislature. She recalls working at the wage stabilization board during the Korean War. Galambos recalls moving to St. Louis for her husband's medical career and working for the Machinists Union.

Galambos recalls moving to Sandy Springs and discusses the origins of the city's move toward autonomy from Fulton County. She discusses Atlanta's attempt to annex Sandy Springs. Galambos explains the process of creating a city and the challenges involved. She mentions Cynthia McKinney, the Alliance of Rural Democrats, and the Referendum for independence.

Galambos discusses her experience gaining the support of Southern legislators and her background in urban finance. She discusses serving as the Mayor of Sandy Springs and effectiveness of the mayor and city council as policy-makers. Galambos comments on Sandy Springs' tax rates and its influence on other new cities such as John's Creek, Dunwoody, and Peachtree City.

Galambos also discusses the future of Fulton County, her own future plans, and the role of traffic in her community.


Related Collections in this Repository

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Eva C. Galambos Files on the City of Sandy Springs

Eva C. Galambos Files on the City of Sandy Springs, Series III. Audiovisual Materials


Access Points

City planning.
Committee for Sandy Springs.
Fulton County (Ga.)
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Oral histories.
Sandy Springs (Ga.)
Taxation.
University of Georgia.
Women mayors.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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