Board of Supervisors - Mason District

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30AM-5PM M-F
703-256-7717 TTY 711
Mason District Governmental Center
6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Penelope A. "Penny" Gross
Board of Supervisor

What We Do

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

Supervisor Penelope "Penny" A. Gross
Supervisor Penelope A. "Penny" Gross

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. 

Supervisor Gross' office is open during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday).  To address your concerns by telephone call 703-256-7717 or send an email to  

The public meeting rooms are now available for reservation. Rooms are booked on a first come basis.  Groups can book up to one 4-hour meeting per month.   One form must be submitted for each calendar year.  More information is available at the Community Room page.

  • Mason District’s Holiday Town Gathering – Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross invites you to Mason District’s Holiday Town Gathering on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale.  Enjoy live entertainment by the Chris Johnson Trio (seasonal and jazz selections), refreshments, and door prizes at this holiday event.
  • Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available – The 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine is available, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the vaccine for everyone six months and older.  Like the annual flu vaccine, the new COVID-19 vaccine is available through local health care providers and pharmacies, and you can get both vaccines during the same visit and they are covered by health insurance.  To find where to get Flu and COVID-19 vaccines near you, visit  For individuals without health insurance, no-cost vaccine will be available through December 31, 2024, at clinics, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies participating in the Vaccines For Children and Vaccines for Adults (CDC’s Bridge to Access) programs.  Information about the CDC’s Bridge to Access program is available at  Contact your health care providers to find out if they participate in these programs.  Local health departments also will have a limited supply available for the uninsured and underinsured.  Residents in the Fairfax Health District may call 703-246-7100 to make an appointment.  Questions?  Contact the Fairfax County Health Department by e-mail or call 703-246-2411; TTY 711.
  • Renovations to the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale, are anticipated to begin in 2024, but a construction schedule is not finalized yet.  Therefore, applications to reserve public meeting rooms will be accepted beginning on Friday, December 1, 2023, for the first quarter of 2024.  If you would like to reserve a public meeting room in January, February, or March 2024, send your application by e-mail to on or after December 1, 2023.  Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Questions may be sent to Chris Delta at, or call 703-256-7717 for more information.
  • Fairfax County Hypothermia Program Begins December 1 – Fairfax County’s Hypothermia Program begins operations daily, county-wide, on Friday, December 1, 2023, through Sunday, March 31, 2024.  The most needed items at the Bailey’s Shelter and Supportive Housing are sweatpants and sweatshirts, new jackets, underwear (men’s and women’s), and hygiene products (deodorant, shampoo, bath soap, and toothpaste).  Volunteer opportunities also are available.  To learn more about what is needed and to sign up to volunteer, contact Michelle Hook at, or call 703-799-2293, ext. 11.  Information about hypothermia prevention is available at  For information about shelters for families with children, visit  If you see someone who is unsheltered and may be at risk for hypothermia, call 703-691-2131 so a police officer may conduct a wellness check.  If you see an individual in distress, please call 911.

  • Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Awards – The Fairfax Area-Disability Services Board will host the 2023 Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Awards on Monday, December 11, 2023, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Fairfax County Pennino Building, Rooms 200/206, 12011 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax.  This year’s recipients are Jeremy Smith, Cheryl Johnson, and the University Mall Theatres and Cinema Arts Theatre.  The awards are presented annually to recognize people, businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and organizations that excel in demonstrating a commitment to promoting equal rights and community inclusion for people with disabilities.  To request reasonable ADA accommodations or alternative format of materials, call Ann Kim at 703-324-7486; TTY 711; or send an e-mail to

  • FCPD Victim Services Division Holiday Gift Card Drive – The 10th Annual Holiday Gift Card Drive is in progress until Saturday, December 16, 2023, and your donations will bring holiday cheer to resilient child victims and witnesses of domestic and sexual violence, and children who have lost a loved one to homicide.  Gift cards to places like grocery stores, local restaurants, clothing stores, general merchandise stores, and discount department stores empower parents and guardians to actively engage in purchasing essential items and gifts for each child who might otherwise go without practical needed items and gifts.  Gift cards may be delivered or mailed to: Saly Fayez, Director, Victim Services Division, Fairfax County Police Department, 12099 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035.  Questions?  Contact Saly Fayez at, or call 703-246-2465.

  • Let it Snow, VDOT is Ready for It – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the state agency that controls and maintains the roads in Fairfax County, is ready to mobilize its contractors and offers residents online resources to get information from home, work, and on mobile devices.  VDOT’s Winter Resources include:

    • One-Stop Resource: has links to news releases, X (formerly Twitter) feed, status updates, VDOT Plows, customer service, Frequently Asked Questions, and other resources;
    • After two inches of snow has accumulated, plowing begins in Northern Virginia neighborhoods.  Check the status of your neighborhood: on X (formerly Twitter) for real-time conditions and safety messaging;;
    • Report unplowed roads, hazardous conditions to, or call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623); 
    • For winter travel information, visit
    • For National Weather Service forecasts:;
    • 9-1-1, for police, fire, rescue (life-threatening emergencies only, please)
      NoteIf your road is not plowed and you have an emergency, VDOT will coordinate with emergency personnel.
  • For Fairfax County operation status, visit  Status operations for the Fairfax County Public Schools, courts, and other county services also are available on the website.

  •  Mason District Police Station CAC Meeting – The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson Library, 6101 Knollwood Drive in Falls Church.  CAC meetings are open to ALL residents in the Mason Police District to enhance communication with the police department by offering community members the chance to speak directly with their local officers.  The Mason District Station is located at 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale.  For information about the CAC, contact MPO Stacy Sassano at
  • Franconia District Police Station: Child Car Seat Inspections – The Franconia District Station offers child safety seat inspections twice a month on a first-come, first-served basis.  The next child safety seat inspections will be held on Saturday, December 2, and Saturday, December 16, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Parents will learn how to install the seat properly.  Questions?  Call the station at 703-922-0889.
  • West Springfield District Station CAC Meeting – The West Springfield District Station’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will be meeting in-person on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 7 p.m., at the station, 6140 Rolling Road in Springfield.  The featured speakers are members of the Threat Assessment Team, who will discuss their role in keeping Fairfax County safe.  Consider signing up for the West Springfield CAC meeting reminders, agendas, and minutes at  Questions?  Contact MPO Tony Capizzi at 703-277-2363.  Questions?  Contact MPO Tony Capizzi at 703-277-2363.

  • West Springfield District Holiday Food and Toy Drive – Donations of non-perishable and canned food, and new, unwrapped toys will be accepted by police officers and community members from the West Springfield District on Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Giant Food, 8320 Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield.  Food donations will benefit the Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO), assisting people with short-term emergencies.  The toys will be delivered by the Motor Squad’s Santa’s Ride to children at Inova Children’s Hospital and the Georgetown Hospital Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Questions?  Contact PFC Liam May, community outreach officer, at 703-277-2357.
  • Mason Matters! The Television Show – The transfer of executive power dates to the formation of our country.  Depending on the term, residents vote every two, four, or six years for representation at the federal, state, and local levels.  In Fairfax County, nine members of the Board of Supervisors are elected from county magisterial districts, while the chairman is elected at-large, to represent more than one million residents.  The work of this duly elected Board is publicized by the Office of Public Affairs, or OPA, which serves as an information connection to and for Fairfax County government.  In addition to how information is communicated to the public, and between local and regional agencies, OPA oversees internal, emergency, and employee communications, customer service, Freedom of Information Act requests, and how transitions are managed for incoming and outgoing members of the Board of Supervisors.  The December edition of Mason Matters!, the television show that brings you news and information about our Mason District community, hosted by Supervisor Penny Gross, features Tony Castrilli, director of the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs.  Mason Matters! airs on Cable Channel 16 every Thursday at 7 p.m., and every Friday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m., and daily online at

  • The Quick 411 – Not sure where to report an issue of concern?  Fairfax County can help.  Fairfax County’s website has a page dedicated to “Report” services.  Residents can report numerous issues online and access related information at  Topics include crimes, domestic violence, financial crimes, neighborhood complaints, road issues to VDOT, street light outages, and more.  Citizens also can access other key services through the webpage.

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