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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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 for the Mason District in November 1995, and was re-elected to her sixth term on November 3, 2015. Ms. Gross also is vice-chair of the Board, and she chairs the Board’s Personnel Policy and Reorganization Committee, and the Board’s Environment Committee.




8:00AM, The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program will host a Document…



10:00AM, Spring cleaning is not limited to your home, garage or shed. The DEA…



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April 1, 2018
Fairfax County is recognized nationally as one of the safest jurisdictions in the country, and has an excellent law enforcement system that is noted for its high standards of service, abilities, and training. With a population of more than one million residents and a land mass of nearly 400 square miles, Fairfax County requires a lot of resources to maintain public safety. Police personnel work hard to ensure our safety, but who ensures that they have the means to carry out their duties? That's the role of the Resource Management Bureau (RMB). The April edition of Mason Matters!, the television show that brings you news and information about our Mason District community, hosted by Supervisor Penny Gross, features Major Ed O'Carroll and PFC Tyler Welch with the Fairfax County Police Department's RMB. 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 on-line at

April 1, 2018
I heard that Fairfax County recently recognized some local eateries for outstanding food safety practices. Can you tell me about this program? Yes. The Fairfax County Health Department introduced the 14 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award to recognize 10 local food service operations for maintaining outstanding food safety practices and employee education, going above and beyond food safety requirements. The department recently announced the 2017 winners, selected from the more than 3,400 permitted establishments inspected each year by environmental health specialists with the Health Department. Food service establishments can be nominated for the award by members of the food service industry, the public, or from health inspectors. To learn more, including the list of winners, visit 

November 16, 2017
In November, a short section of Holmes Run Stream Valley Trail will close to allow completion of an emergency sanitary sewer repair project.  Based on the level of repairs required, an approximate 1,500-foot section of trail could be closed for up to one year.  The trail follows Holmes Run from the outfall of Lake Barcroft south to Cameron Run Regional Park. Signs will be posted at access points located east of Glasgow Middle School, south of Lillian Carey Park, and north of Parklawn pool. During a recent assessment of the sanitary sewer system servicing the area, the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services revealed a failing, 1,200-foot section of cast iron pipe that stretches from Colfax Avenue to the stream valley trail.  The 1950s-era pipe is being addressed immediately to avoid negative environmental impacts locally and downstream.  The project will be completed in several phases.  There will be no interruption of sewer service, and all disturbed vegetation will be restored and trees will be replanted at the conclusion of the project.  For more information, or to report a sanitary sewer emergency related to this project, please contact the 24-hour Wastewater Trouble Response Center at 703-323-1211 or 703-239-8444, TTY 703-239-8498.

Save the Date: Spring 2018 Culmore Cleanup

The spring 2018 Culmore Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. to Noon. Join your friends in cleaning our Culmore neighborhood. For more information, visit Culmore Cleanup Day on Facebook, You also may contact Supervisor Gross' office at 703-256-7717, or e-mail:

Public Safety Service Areas

Did you know that Mason District is served by three different police stations? Learn more about the Franconia, Mason, and West Springfield Police Stations.

Bike Fairfax Interactive Map

There are many trails and bike routes throughout Fairfax County that are suitable for all ages and abilities. Whether you are going for a spin around the neighborhood, biking to work or school, or enjoying your local park on two wheels, the Fairfax County Bike Map can help you find the best and most enjoyable route to your destination.