DeKalb County Soil and Water District Supervisors in 2019. From left to right; Dell MacGregor, Carol Hayes, Tony Gobert, Victoria Webb, Jan Dunaway

Dell F. MacGregor

Carol Hayes

Victoria Webb

Jan D. Dunaway

Paige Penland

(Tony Gobert is a former Supervisor)

Jennifer Standridge is our new program assistant as of September 2022. Jennifer handles everything from scheduling our virtual and in-person meetings to typing up our minutes. She is an integral part of not only our own district, but several others and we greatly appreciate her help! Her info: Northeast Georgia Conservation District Manager, GA Soil & Water Conservation Commission, 4310 Lexington Rd, Athens, GA 30605. Office: 706-552-4479, Cell: 706-431-0405. Email: jennifer.standridge@gaswcc.ga.gov

Jena Leone continues to provide technical assistance, outreach and attends our monthly meetings. Ms. Leone is the Regional Program Director for GACD’s northwest district. Ph: 770-891-2609, email: jena@gacd.us

Jena Leone, GACD Regional Program Director, NW District


Dell MacGregor has been the Chair of the District for many years and is the motivating force behind the team. She lives with her family in the Emory area.

Jan D. Dunaway has been an appointed Supervisor for twenty years and lives in Stone Mountain.

CAROL HAYES is Vice-Chair for the District. She was re-elected in 2022 as a District Supervisor for the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), and will serve the Conservation District for another four-year term. Carol has been a District Supervisor since 2019, and will continue representing DeKalb County with a strong commitment to natural resource conservation in the wake of increasing community development and economic growth.

She received her degree in Biology from Kennesaw College. She then pursued a career in Nurse Midwifery for 35 years. She has lived in DeKalb County since 1981. She has served as Chair of the Burnt Fork Watershed Alliance since 2000. She is a member of the Georgia Water Coalition, Georgia River Network, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon, and Georgia Native Plant Society.

VICTORIA WEBB is Treasurer for the District. In addition to her 2019 appointment to the DeKalb SWCD Board,  Victoria has served on Dekalb County’s District 4 Community Council since 2017 and is Co-Chair of the Avondale-Rockbridge Civic Alliance (ARCA), a neighborhood association in unincorporated DeKalb County and the Scottdale Overlay District. She has been active in civic engagement and environmental concerns since the early 1990s, beginning with Georgia Organics as an outreach coordinator. She 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, securing 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 in Glenmoore, PA, 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. A long career in Broadcast Design and animation afforded her the opportunity to live and work in San Francisco during the dot.com boom. An exhibiting painter since the 1980s, she is a member of the Georgia Native Plant Society and the Georgia Tree Council. As a Master Gardener, she volunteers at the Wylde Woods Center in Decatur. She lives in a historic 1945 home in unincorporated Avondale Estates.

Paige Penland is our newest elected District Supervisor, a warm welcome to Paige! Paige was elected on November 8, 2022  to represent DeKalb County on the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District. She will serve the Conservation District for a four-year term beginning January 1, 2023.

Paige is a writer living in Decatur who has reported on climate and conservation efforts in the U.S., Mexico, and Central America for 20 years. She grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, graduated from the University of New Mexico, and worked in California, Costa Rica, and all over Mesoamerica before settling in DeKalb County. 

She witnessed each of these communities tackle ecological challenges differently—and sometimes successfully. That’s why she knows how lucky Georgians are to have organizations like Trees Atlanta and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper helping preserve Metro Atlanta’s shady biome. She currently lives in North Decatur, where she’s a reporter for What Now Atlanta and a Cub Scout leader for Pack 6.