Name: Eva Galambos
Background: Galambos, a resident since 1960, has spent near five decades shaping Sandy Springs.
She is a retired economist who specialized in urban finance and labor economics and also served as an arbitrator resolving labor and management disputes.
She spearheaded Sandy Springs’ formation as president of the Committee for Sandy Springs from 1975 to 2005.
She created several organizations to aid her effort. Galambos co-founded Sandy Springs Revitalization Inc. in the 1990s. She founded Sandy Springs Clean and Beautiful around 1980, as well as the Sandy Springs Civic Roundtable in the 1990s.
In addition, Galambos served as chairwoman of services committee for the Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods around 1998 and is a former chairwoman of the Fulton County Public Housing Authority.
She holds a doctorate in economics from the Georgia State University, a masters in labor and industrial relation from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.
Galambos and her husband, retired physician John T. Galambos, have three adult children and six grandchildren. She swims 25 laps a day.
Name: Robert “Bob” Brown
Background: Brown is a long-time resident and business owner, who came to Sandy Springs 45 years ago.
Upon moving to the area, he worked as district manager for the department store Arlan’s that had three locations in Atlanta. Later, he opened H&B Distributors, which manufactured gifts and strip lighting.
About 35 years ago, he opened Red Baron’s Antiques on Hildebrand Drive in Sandy Springs. He maintains the business today at 6450 Roswell Road.
Brown also is owner of Southern Seasons Magazine, a regional lifestyle magazine he began in Sandy Springs four years ago.
Brown was a member of Sandy Springs Revitalization Inc. for 10 years. He also served on the city Design Review Board from 2000 to 2002.
In addition, he is a member of the Atlanta chapter of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a gastronomic society founded in Paris to revive the traditions of goose roasters.
Brown has two grown children and three grandchildren. His son Paul owns Gallery 63 in Sandy Springs. His daughter, Susan McCumisky, owns Queen’s Garden in Roswell.
Name: Donald Patrick “Donnie” Bolena
Background: A Jacksonville, Fla. native, Bolena moved to Sandy Springs in 2002.
The writer and motivational speaker has given inspirational speeches nationwide for the last 15 years at churches and businesses. He also has published two self-help books, “Master Manipulator” and “Just Do the Little Things.”
Bolena is a co-founder of the Christian Sports Network and the founded the nonprofit Christians fo4 America, which helps struggling middle-class Americans. He has since relinquished control of the organization but remains an advisor.
On May 5, the Sandy Springs City Council honored Bolena for helping police Officer Derrall Philson apprehend a robbery suspect at a Bank of America branch March 24.
Bolena studied world history, journalism and world religion at Liberty University and Florida Community College. He is a member of Mount Paran Church of God.
Bolena and his wife, Suzanne, have three children: Cherrish, Chandler and Colton.
Name: Warren James Hull
Background: Hull has been a resident of Sandy Springs for 54 years and attended the former Sandy Springs High School.
He completed training for automotive repair at Atlanta Technical School and for the last 30 years, he has worked in the body shop at Ed Voyles Honda in Marietta.
Hull served four years, from 1968 to 1972, in the Navy, where he made sure ejection seats successfully worked for pilots.
He has two grown children including a daughter, Deborah, who is running for a Dist. 5 City Council seat.