Galambos is a retired economist specializing in urban finance and labor economics. She also served as an arbitrator resolving disputes between labor and management. Galambos was president of the Committee for Sandy Springs from 1975-2005, leading the effort to incorporate Sandy Springs as a city.
The commission was established to educate Georgia residents about the consequences of hate, prejudice and discrimination through the lessons of the Holocaust. These lessons are taught in order to cultivate positive character development and to foster the understanding of the significance of good citizenship.
The commission was established by executive order by Gov. Joe Frank Harris in 1986. Gov. Zell Miller re-established the commission upon taking office and charged it with creating education programs for the residents. In 1998, by act of the Georgia General Assembly, the commission became a permanent state agency. It consists of 15 members appointed equally by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the House.