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 (  

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.

Vietnamese and Korean Speakers Needed as Election Officers for the November 2, 2021 General Election –  Specifically, individuals who speak Vietnamese and English fluently, or Korean and English fluently, are needed to serve in Annandale, Centreville, Chantilly, and Falls Church, and are urged to apply before Friday, October 1, 2021, at  Please indicate whether Vietnamese or Korean is the language spoken.  Applicants must be a registered Virginia voter and also complete a short oral language skills assessment.  Compensation begins at $175, and training is provided online for new officers.  Additional information is available at  Questions?  Call 703-324-4735; or send an e-mail to

COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose FAQs

As of Aug. 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) now recommend a third dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna) for people who have moderately or severely compromised immune systems. 

County Collection Customer Notices

Yard Waste Delays

Please be advised that we continue to experience yard waste delays due to staffing shortages. The days affected are:

  • Wednesday, September 8 and 15
  • Thursday September 9 and 16
  • Friday September 10

Please continue to place your yard waste at the curb so that we can collect when the crews are able to come through your neighborhood.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

To receive email updates, subscribe to Fairfax County Trash Collection E-Updates.

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

A Lifeline to Help with Your Water Bill

Fairfax Water is preparing for a return to its normal bill collection processes. Residential customers who are past due on their water bill will be eligible for potential disconnection on September 7, 2021, or any time after.  Please know that assistance options are available for customers in need.  Customers can establish a payment plan, apply for COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Funds, or seek assistance from other area non-profits.

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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