Penny Gross was first elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, representing the Mason District, in November 1995, and was re-elected to her 7th term on November 5, 2019. Supervisor Gross is vice-chair of the Board, and chairs the Personnel Committee.
To limit the spread of the coronavirus, Fairfax County government buildings and facilities are closed to the public until further notice. County government is open for business online, by phone, and first class-mail.
Supervisor Gross' office is open during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday) to address your concerns only by telephone (703-256-7717) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Until further notice, we are not accepting any new room reservations for the public meeting rooms.
PIVOT - Fairfax County Recovery Grant Program
Fairfax County is offering $25 million in small grants for COVID-19 impacted businesses to support their recovery. Grants are available in the following categories: Food Service (including Food Trucks); Retail, Services and Amusements; Arts Organizations, Museums and Historical Sites; & Lodging. Two webinars will be offered on the PIVOT Program: June 15 at 1:00pm (In English) and June 17 at 2:00pm (In Spanish). Grants will be open from June 23 through July 9. A link to apply will be provided when the grant portal opens.
FCPL Resumes Normal Services with New Hours
Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) has resumed normal services and introduced new hours. Patrons can once again be able to visit FCPL branches without time or capacity limits to enjoy the full range of library services and resources. Under the new expanded hours, regional branches are open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Community branches are open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Community branches are not open on Sundays.
Resilient Fairfax Online Public Survey Open Through July 2, 2021
The Fairfax County Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC) is conducting an online public survey to assess climate vulnerabilities and risks within the community. This survey, which will remain open until 11:59 PM on July 2, 2021, is connected to the Resilient Fairfax initiative, a county-wide effort to increase the community’s overall resilience to climate impacts.
Fairfax County is embarking on a formal effort to address climate adaptation and resilience. Resilient Fairfax encompasses the development of a comprehensive Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan for the county and the community as well as the implementation of strategies to reduce risk to county residents, businesses, and infrastructure. The plan will be created with input from a Community Advisory Group and an Infrastructure Advisory Group, but it will also draw on community and public input through a series of public meetings and surveys.
The Resilient Fairfax Public Survey is now live, and available in four languages. If you are interested in helping us spread the word, please find the links below. The links can also be found on our Resilient Fairfax Public Engagement Page. Additional information about the survey is available from the EEOC.
2021 Summer Entertainment Series Returns!
Cancelled last year because of the pandemic, the concerts will have a shortened season, July and August only, but the range of talent is broad. At Mason District Park, the concerts will be held on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 7:30 p.m., with children's concerts at 10 a.m. on Saturdays. The international series at Ossian Hall Park will return on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. A complete listing of dates, locations, and performers will be available on-line by Tuesday, June 1, at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.
COVID-19 Social Distancing and Capacity Restrictions Have Now Ended in Virginia; Unvaccinated People Should Still Wear Masks
Beginning May 28, Gov. Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 79 (PDF) took effect, which lifts all remaining capacity limits for gatherings and social distancing requirements in previous executive orders. Earlier in May, the governor also lifted the state’s indoor mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals. However, fully vaccinated people may still choose to wear face coverings for many reasons, including protecting unvaccinated children.
All People Age 12+ Eligible for a Vaccine through Vaccines.gov; Now in Spanish, Too
All individuals in the Fairfax Health District who are 12 or older are eligible to directly schedule a vaccine appointment through Vaccines.gov as Fairfax County moves into Phase 2 with the rest of Virginia. It also has a Spanish-language counterpart, Vacunas.gov. For more details, visit the Health Department Vaccine website.