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Judy Parker, APR
770.206.1477, office

Tisa Moore
770.206.1473, office

For Immediate Release

Sandy Springs Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Release Date: 12/1/2010

December 1, 2010—The City of Sandy Springs today celebrates its fifth anniversary. On December 1, 2005, the city incorporated after a 30-year struggle for cityhood.

“I can’t believe it has been five years since the referendum for cityhood passed and then on December 1, 2005, we held our first Council meeting upon incorporation. Time has certainly flown by,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos. “Most of all, I want to thank you for being our customer—without you—each and every one of our 100,000 residents and numerous business owners and countless visitors and friends that come into the City every day—we couldn't have done this.”

The Mayor also added that it has been a pleasure to be a part of a new government, one that is recognized locally, as well as far and wide, for being novel. “While the attention the City receives may shape us, you, our customers bolster us in unforgettable ways,” she said.

Some of the City’s notable achievements include:

  • 2005—The referendum passed by 94 percent, thus creating the City of Sandy Springs.

  • 2006—Sandy Springs Police and Fire Departments launched with cutting edge technology and top notch personnel.

  • 2007—The Comprehensive Plan was adopted, which established zoning requirements for the next 20 years.

  • 2008—The announcement of E-9911 answering and dispatch (Chattahoochee River Authority) was made.

  • 2009—The Recreation and Parks Department is home to the region’s largest gymnastics program.

  • 2010—The City opened two storm-damaged bridges and the award-wining Overlook Park, which sits on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.

“I’m very proud to be the city manager of Sandy Springs. What we have created is astonishing,” said John McDonough. “We have been able to do all of this and more without raising property taxes.”

For more information on the City of Sandy Springs, visit or call 770-730-5600.