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Penelope A. "Penny" Gross 

Penelope A. "Penny" Gross
Mason District Supervisor

Mason District Governmental Center
6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003

Phone: 703-256-7717, TTY 711
Fax: 703-354-8419

Welcome to the Mason District homepage! It is designed for easy use, and I hope you will find the information both helpful and timely. Special features include Mason Matters!, my twice-a-year newsletter, information about reserving the public meeting rooms at the Mason District Governmental Center, and other meetings and activities throughout Mason District.  Links to county agencies also are included.  Please refer to the Web site often, and don't hesitate to contact me.

Penelope A. "Penny" Gross
Mason District Supervisor



Fairfax County Police Offers 2014 Neighborhood Watch Training – No one knows neighborhoods like the residents who live in them.  The Mason District Station offers training for new Neighborhood Watch members at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month, except in July.  Training for Neighborhood Watch Coordinators only will be held quarterly in the Large Conference Room of the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale.  The scheduled time is 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11; Thursday, June 10; Tuesday, September 9; and Tuesday, December 11, 2014.  For more information, contact Crime Prevention Officer Brendan Murphy at 703-256-8035, ext. 2257, or by e-mail at  Residents within the Franconia District Station police service area may contact Crime Prevention Officer Jim Reid at 703-922-0889, ext.2263.  Residents within the West Springfield Station police service area may contact Crime Prevention Officer J.T. Frey at 703-644-7377, ext.2237, to schedule an appointment for group or individual Neighborhood Watch training.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – The Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County, in collaboration with the Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, and the Office of Public Private Partnerships, will collect unwanted, unused, and expired medications on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  In Mason District, residents may drop off prescription drugs at:

Mason District Station                                           Franconia District Station
Front Parking Lot                                                      Front Parking Lot|
6507 Columbia Pike                                                6121 Franconia Road
Annandale                                                                 Alexandria

Please bring prescription medications in their original containers, and cross out personal information.  Drop off is free and anonymous.  Call UPC at 703-938-8723 or visit their Web site at or for more information about the proper disposal of prescription drugs, and for additional convenient disposal locations, available after April 1. 






Spring 2014 Culmore Cleanup – Every year a spring and fall cleanup of the Culmore area in Falls Church is organized.  The objective of the cleanup is simple - to rid the streets of litter and bring awareness to keeping our community clean.  The spring 2014 Culmore Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to noon.  Join your friends in cleaning our Culmore neighborhood.  Help out by picking up trash on cleanup day, and keeping our community clean all year long.  To sign up, visit  For more information about Culmore Cleanup, visit the facebook page, or send an e-mail to

2014 Willston Center & Seven Corners Beautification Day On Saturday, April 26, please join Fairfax County's Neighborhood and Community Services, with support from the Bailey's Crossroads/Seven Corners Revitalization Corporation, for our 2014 Willston Center and Seven Corners Beautification Day.  Volunteers will be working from 8:30 - 11 a.m. to collect trash from the area surrounding, and plant flowers at, the Willston Multicultural Center (6131 Willston Drive, Falls Church, VA 22044).  Additional information is available on the event flyer.

Transurban Offers Community Grants For more than five years, non-profit organizations throughout Fairfax County have received grants through the 495 Express Lanes Community Grant Program.  The Grant Program is designed to support communities located in the neighborhoods surrounding the 14-mile Express Lanes corridor in Fairfax County.  The 495 Express Lanes Grant Program focuses on aiding grassroots and non-profit organizations that offer significant benefit to these local communities.  The grants support programs and organizations that either: 1) promote safety, 2) enhance or protect the environment, or 3) support the amenity, economic development, or well-being of communities.  Grants are awarded quarterly, with the following application deadlines: March 31, June 31, September 30, and December 31, 2014.  For more information and to apply for a grant, visit, or contact Christine Manley at Transurban by e-mail at or call 571-419-6104.




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