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. 

Early voting continues at the Fairfax County Government Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Voting is available on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 19, and on Oct. 14-31.

Any registered Fairfax County voter can vote early, and can cast their ballot at any early voting site.

An additional 13 early voting locations, now with expanded hours, are open through October 31. The voting hours at these locations are from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. The Great Falls Library also opens as an early voting site on Saturday, Oct. 17, and this location will be open only on Saturdays.

For more information about absentee/early voting, visit

Information about the four bond referendums on the Nov. 3, 2020 ballot, as well as how the county plans to use the money if voters approve these referendums, is available in English, Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese at

Information about the two proposed constitutional amendments is available at

County Seeks Community Input on Funding Pool Categories

Fairfax County’s Consolidated Community Funding Pool ( is an allocation of funds earmarked by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to be administered to local nonprofits and community-based organizations as an investment in programs and services that strengthen the county’s ability to fill the human services needs of its residents. To determine how these funds should be allocated, Fairfax County, with significant community input, establishes categories that are reflective of the needs residents feel are most important in their communities. In preparation for the next funding cycle, we are seeking your insight on our current category areas:

  • Financial Stability
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Literacy/Educational Development/Attainment
  • Positive Behaviors and Healthy Relationships
  • Support/Community/Social Networks

As we gather feedback from the community, your input is important. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and opinions by taking the Community Feedback Survey online at The survey will be available until Friday, October 30, 2020. All responses will be anonymous.






Fairfax County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the federal government have adjusted services in response to COVID-19.  Please continue to refer to trusted sources of information, such as the Fairfax County COVID-19 webpage, the Fairfax County Emergency Blog, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for regular updates.

Face Coverings Required

Starting Friday, May 29, 2020 Governor Northam issued Executive Order 63, requiring that face coverings be worn, as recommended by the CDC.

  • Everyone age 10+
  • Inside ALL brick & mortar retail establishments
  • Inside ALL personal care & grooming establishments
  • Inside places where people congregate
  • Inside food & beverage establishments, except when eating
  • On public transportation
  • When accessing state or local government services

    If you have questions or concerns about the face covering Executive Order, call 1-877-ASK-VDH3. Please do NOT call your local health department.

Governor Directs DMV Commissioner to Extend Certain Administrative Actions

To support the phased re-opening of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Customer Service Centers (CSC), Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Fourth Amended Executive Directive Seven (2020) on June 25, which extends the validity of every driver, vehicle, special identification, and driver credential due to expire on or before July 31, 2020.  Virginians have up to an additional 90 days, not to exceed October 31, 2020, to schedule appointments at DMV CSCs, DMV 2 Go, and DMV Connect locations for services that cannot be completed online or by mail.

Mason District Videos

Watch Supervisor Penny Gross discuss the FY2021 Budget with Joe Mondoro, Fairfax County CFO, Dr. Ricardy Anderson, Mason District Representative on the School Board, and Leigh Burden, Assistant Superintendent for Financial Services for Fairfax County Public Schools.

Tune in to Mason Matters! to learn about issues affecting the Mason District of Fairfax County.  On this edition, Supervisor Penny Gross discusses wildlife, and whether their increased visibility is unusual or the norm, with Dr. Katherine Edwards, Wildlife Management Specialist with the Fairfax county Police Department. (CC)On this edition, Supervisor Penny Gross and her guest Dr. Benjamin Schwartz discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To help limit the spread of the coronavirus, Fairfax County government buildings and facilities are closed to the public until further notice. However, the county government is open for business online, by phone, and first class-mail. 

My office is open during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 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. 

Conference Room Reservations Delayed at the Mason District Governmental Center

Normally, applications for room reservations for 2021 would be accepted beginning on September 1.  However, this year, applications for 2021 will NOT be accepted on September 1, 2020, and may be delayed until November or December 2020.  Additionally, new room usage requirements may be implemented for everyone's safety, such as smaller group sizes, social distancing, and mandatory mask usage.  When a date to accept room reservation applications for 2021 is determined, the information will be posted at, along with the room reservation application form.  To check the status or get questions answered, send an e-mail to, or call 703-256-7717.


Coronavirus Updates

The Fairfax County Health Department is working closely with the Virginia Department of Health and our local healthcare community to limit the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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