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 by telephone call 703-256-7717 or send an email to  

The public meeting rooms at the Mason bldg. will reopen September 7.  Groups with 50 attendees or less, may begin submitting the room reservation form beginning Monday, August 2 for space they wish to reserve for the remainder of 2021.  A new form must be submitted even if a form had already been approved for the group earlier in 2021.  Maximum group size will be restored to 100 attendees in 2022.  We will begin accepting reservations for 2022 on Friday, October 1.  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.

FCPD Safety Series Cancelled in November; Resumes in December

The Safety Series originally scheduled for Monday, November 29, 2021 at 6 p.m. by the Fairfax County Police Department, Mason District Police Station, is cancelled for November, but resumes on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 6 p.m.  The December topic is Self Defense, and registration to participate is required at https://masoncpoevents.eventbrite.comMasks are required for this in-person class. 

FCPD Mason Station Hosts Annual Toy and Pajama Drive for Children in Need

Officers from the Mason District Stations urge you to help them bring joy to local children in need of pajamas, slippers/socks, and toys.  The toy drive, now in its sixth year, and pajama drive in its fourth year, help children who are victims of domestic violence.  Donations of NEW, unwrapped toys, pajamas, and slippers/socks for children (infant to teen) will be accepted at the Mason District Station, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale through Sunday, December 12, 2021.  A collection box is available in the station lobby for donations. 

Parking Reimagined Virtual Meetings

Fairfax County staff from the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and Land Development Services (LDS), are embarking on an initiative to review Article 6 of the Zoning Ordinance which regulates off-street parking and loading. While amendments to off-street parking and loading regulations have occurred over the years, overall rates and regulations have not been comprehensively reviewed since 1988. 

County Collection Customer Notices

County Collection Customer Notices

These notices are intended for customers with collection service provided by Fairfax County Government. If you have private collection, please contact your hauler.

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 25, 2021

Please be advised that there will be NO CHANGE in the trash and recycling collection schedule for Thursday, November 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving Day) and Friday November 26 (Day after Thanksgiving) for customers of Fairfax County. If you have private collection, please contact your hauler.

To ensure that all trash and recycling is collected, please make sure that all materials are at the curb/street line by 6:00 a.m. The collection of privately owned carts other than yard waste carts will not be serviced. Trash and recycled material outside the county-provided cart except for collapsed cardboard will not be collected.

Our administrative office will be closed, Thursday, November 25, and Friday November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, November 29.

The Recycling and Disposal Centers at the I-66 Transfer Station and the I-95 Landfill Complex (9850 Furnace Road) will both be closed on Thursday, November 25, (Thanksgiving Day). Both locations will be open on Friday, November 26.

Thank you for your continued support of our program.

Special Pickup Delays

Please be advised that we are running one day behind on Special Pickup - Bulk. Customers whose special pickup is not complete please leave it at the curb/street line and it will be collected as soon as we can. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

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Special Pickup Service Update

Effective July 1, 2021, free special pick-ups will be limited to 2 cubic yards of Freon, brush, bulky waste, electronic waste, and metal. There will be a charge to remove piles greater than 2 cubic yards. Visit Special Pickup for service details.

Sanitary District Petitions

Petitions for applying for county service have been suspended temporarily.

The latest County collection notices can be found at

Virginia Redistricting Commission

The Virginia Redistricting Commission is a constitutionally created body approved by the voters of Virginia in 2020.  It will draw Virginia's congressional and state legislative districts in 2021.  

Fairfax County’s 2021 Redistricting Advisory Committee

Fairfax County’s 20-member Redistricting Advisory Committee is tasked with recommending new electoral boundaries for the Board of Supervisors and School Board districts.  

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