DeKalb Soil and Water Conservation District
About Us
(from left to right)

Dell F. MacGregor
Carol Hayes
Tony Gobert
Victoria Webb
Jan D. Dunaway
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Tixie Fowler
DeKalb SWCD - District Program Assistant
Georgia Association of Conservation Districts
Tixie performs many of the District's administrative duties, and also plays a key role in organizing and managing the District's outreach initiatives. As an Environmental Educator certified through the Environmental Education Alliance of GA and UGA's Warnell College of Forestry and Natural Resources, with additional certifications through Cornell University, Tixie is able to broaden the District's scope of work into schools and the community.

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VICTORIA WEBB In addiiton to her 2019 appointment to the DeKalb SWCD Board,  Victoria also serves on Dekalb County’s District 4 Community Council and is Co-Chair of the Avondale-Rockbridge Civic Alliance (ARCA). She has been active in civic engagement and environmental concerns since the early 1990s, beginning with Georgia Organics as an outreach coordinator.

In 2003, Victoria was appointed to a civic alliance working on South Bend’s first comprehensive plan in over 40 years, to shape the future vision for the City. Victoria has a background in historic preservation, with 2009 certification from Pennsylvania's Cultural Resources Essentials (CRE), a 4-part series launched in 2008 to train volunteers in historic preservation. As Co-Chair of Communications and Outreach for Chester County, PA's Greenhouse Gas Reduction (GHGR) Task Force appointed by the Chester County Commissioners in 2007, she worked with local scientists and other stakeholders to develop a report to help the county reduce greenhouse emissions. In addition, Victoria also led a Local Food Production segment for the GHGR's Agriculture and Forestry committee. She coordinated all the promotional efforts for the Task Force, and secured a grant and funding from the county to produce a video highlighting area Farmers Markets.

From 2008 to 2010, she served as Coordinator for Maysie's Farm Conservation Center, recruiting young farmer interns for their Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program (SAITA).  From 2011 to 2015 she served on the board of the Avondale Arts Alliance as Treasurer and from 2011 to 2013 as Outreach and Media Coordinator for Good Growth Dekalb, a local grassroots initiative to increase awareness of sustainable practices. 

Victoria grew up in Princeton, NJ, attended Bradford College, MA and UC Berkeley. An exhibiting painter since the 1980s, she’s also an avid organic gardener and lives in unincorporated Avondale Estates.

TONY GOBERT is the lead instructor in the Sustainable Urban Agricultural program at Gwinnett Technical
College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Born on a farm in South Louisiana, Tony was the eighth generation in his family
to farm in Saint Landry Parish. As a student at Southern University and A&M College, Tony began his lifelong
education in Agriculture. Tony holds a B.A. degree in Government, a degree in Horticulture from Gwinnett
Technical College and has many years of large market garden production experience. After college Tony served
in the Army for 7 years, working in telecommunications with a top secret clearance. During his service in Vietnam,
he served as an LRRP team leader and as acting platoon sergeant for the 101st, Airborne Brigade
Reconnaissance Platoon.

Tony retired after 30 years in corporate America as regional manager of Southeastern sales with GTE. He is
currently owner-operator of a landscape company. Tony is also a Certified Permaculture Instructor, Georgia
Certified LandscapebProfessional, PLANET Landscape Industry Certified Professional, Georgia Master Gardener
and a Square Foot Garden Instructor. Tony believes that education is the future of small farmers. Knowledge of
crop production and less dependency on inputs and petroleum products is the key to profitability.

Tony is currently serving as a Dekalb County Supervisor on the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission of
Georgia and as the facilitator of Gwinnett Tech's Learn-In Farm, located on the campus to teach students how to
examine environmental factors such as light, temperature, rainfall, wind, soil and fire separately and to learn how important each one is to the agroecosystem and ultimately to each plant. The program focuses on implementation of new technology since it has the potential to level the playing field for small and mid-sized farms, by making it easier for them to manage operations, better utilize resources and sell their products.