Board of Supervisors - Mason District

Fairfax County, Virginia


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

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Our office is open 8:30AM-5PM M-F

Mason District Governmental Center
6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Penelope A. "Penny" Gross,
Board of Supervisor

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 (   Until further notice, we are not accepting any new room reservations for the public meeting rooms. 

All Individuals Age 16+ to Be Eligible to Register for Vaccine by April 18

Gov. Ralph Northam announced that starting April 18, every Virginian 16 and older will be eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Vaccine Registration Now Open for All of Phase 1c (April 7, 2021)

Beginning April 7, 2021, individuals who live or work in the Fairfax Health District that fall into the following categories are now eligible to register to get a COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Finance
  • Information Technology and Communication
  • Media
  • Legal Services
  • Public Safety (Engineers)
  • Other Public Health Workers
  • Barbers, Stylists, Hairdressers

Vaccine Registration Now Open for Some Frontline Essential Workers in Phase 1c (April 5)

Beginning  April 5, individuals who live or work in the Fairfax Health District that fall into the following categories are now eligible to register to get a COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Energy
  • Water, Wastewater, Waste Removal
  • Housing and Construction
  • Food Service
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Institutions of Higher Education Faculty/Staff

As of March 30, 2021, the Fairfax County Health Department is now accepting registrations from all categories on the 1b list:

  • Police, fire, and hazmat 
  • Corrections and homeless shelter workers 
  • Childcare/K-12 Teachers or Staff 
  • Food and Agriculture 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Grocery store workers
  • Public transit workers 
  • Mail carriers (USPS and private) 
  • Officials needed to maintain continuity of government
  • Clergy and faith leaders
  • Janitorial and cleaning staff

Vaccine Phase 1c April 7

Visit Registration Now Open for All of Phase 1b - Fairfax County Emergency Information ( for more information about the March 30 expansion of vaccine eligible groups. 

Visit "COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Now Open for Public Transit Workers and Mail Carriers - Fairfax County Emergency Information (" for more information about the March 23 expansion of eligible vaccine registration groups.

Visit "Registration Now Open for Three More 1b Essential Worker Groups - Fairfax County Emergency Information (" for more information about the March 17 expansion of eligible vaccine registration groups.

To register an appointment, apply online at the Fairfax County Health Department's COVID-19 Vaccination Registration page or their vaccine hotline at 703-324-7404 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.).  As a reminder, Fairfax County is not participating in the statewide registration system at this time. 

The COVID response operates independent of County status. In the event of weather cancellations or postponement that the Health Department initiates, they will send out a notice to residents regarding their appointment and the re-scheduling process.  If at any time a resident believes it is in their interest to reschedule their appointment, they must call the call center 703-324-7404 to reschedule. This is best done 24 hours in advance of the appointment time.

For the latest information, visit the Health Department's COVID-19 vaccination website for more details. 

What You Need to Know About Vaccination Locations in the Fairfax Health District - Fairfax County Emergency Information (


Child Safety Seat Inspections Continue in 2021

The Fairfax County Police Department is hosting a Child Car Seat Inspection on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Mason District Station, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale, and no appointment is necessary.  The child car seats are inspected on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 9 a.m., and the last child car seat inspection will begin at 11:30 a.m.  For more information, contact the Mason District Station at 703-256-8035, press zero for the front desk.

Save the Date: Document Shredding Returns to Mason District!

The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program invites Fairfax County residents to a document shredding event on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 7 to 11 a.m., at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale.  Cars must be in line no later than 11 a.m. to participate.  Up to four medium-sized packing boxes per vehicle will be accepted.  For more information, visit , or call 703-324-5230; TTY 711.

The Department of Tax Administration (DTA) To Host Virtual Tax Relief Workshops

The Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration (DTA) will be hosting Virtual Tax Relief Workshops on Thursday, April 15, 2021, and Thursday, April 22, 2021from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  DTA staff will present information about the real estate and personal property tax relief programs for seniors and people with disabilities.  DTA staff also will answer general questions about completing the 2021 tax relief application, but will not be providing individual consultation during the workshops.  Participants do not need to register, but Microsoft TEAMS is required to view the presentation.  An audio only call-in option also will be available.  To join a workshop, please go to the DTA website and select the virtual link to participate using Microsoft Teams, or call in using the phone number and conference ID number provided.  Questions? Send an e-mail to , or call 703-222-8234; TTY 711.

Federal & State Individual Tax Deadlines Extended

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021.  (Learn more...)

The Virginia individual income tax filing deadline has been extended to May 17. (Learn more...)

AARP Tax Preparation Services Continue Until May 17, 2021

AARP Volunteers will continue to assist residents with free tax preparation, until Monday, May 17, 2021at a new temporary location.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, AARP's procedures have changed for everyone's safety.  Tax preparation is by appointment only.  No walk-ins.  To register for the first of two appointments, you must first obtain and complete a Tax Preparation Intake Packet.  Packets are available by one of two ways:

At the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale, inside the entry door to the right (by the bulletin board).  (DO NOT proceed into the building because it is CLOSED to the public.); or

Visit the Mason District Tax-Aide website at to download and print the packet. 

After reading the packet's instructions:

  1. Fill out the packet completely (Important!)
  2. Assemble your tax documents on paper.  No information will be accepted from cell phones.
  3. Call the number provided in the packet for an appointment and directions to the new temporary location.

Note: At the first appointment:

  1. Your documents will be checked for completeness.
  2. The documents will be scanned (Paper image is digitized and stored securely in the cloud.).
  3. You will leave the appointment with your documents.  

Your tax return will then be prepared by IRS-certified counselors without your presence.  Issues and questions will be addressed and discussed with you by phone.

Note: The second appointment will be scheduled to review, sign, and receive a copy of your completed tax return.  Bring all tax material to this appointment.  For information about AARP Tax-Aide, visit , send an e-mail to , or call 1-888-687-2277.

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