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, 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. 

Fairfax County Election Officials Warn Voters About Inaccurate Center for Voter Information Mailing

Fairfax County election officials want to alert voters about an inaccurate and potentially misleading mailing from the Center for Voter Information. Be on the lookout for this inaccurate mailing to county voters.

This group is mass mailing pre-filled, absentee ballot applications to county voters without their request—and the mailer includes return envelopes to send the application to the City of Fairfax, not Fairfax County.


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.

Celedon Lane Sliplane Replacement Project

The project involves the replacement of sewer mains along Wooten Drive, in the backyards of homes on Wooten Drive and Worthington Circle, and behind some of the businesses on Arlington Boulevard. Further, a new sewer main down Worthington Circle and Celadon Lane will be constructed, and the old sewer main in the backyards of the homes on the same street will be abandoned in place. The project is nearing the end of the design phase and beginning the land acquisition phase. To provide further details on the project, a virtual community meeting is planned for August 19, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Holmes Run Pump Station Rehabilitation

The Fairfax County Department Public Works and Environmental Services is in the design phase of the rehabilitation of the Holmes Run Pump Station (HRPS) located at 6623 Dearborn Drive (near the intersection of Sleepy Hollow Road and Dearborn Drive) in Falls Church.  This pump station is one of the oldest wastewater pump stations in Fairfax County and is in need of upgrades both inside and outside the station.  The existing pump station building is in good condition and will remain.  Many of the project upgrades will occur inside the building, however, there will be site improvements and impacts outside the building.  These improvements include the addition of a stand-by generator and odor control system just north of the existing building, and improved vehicular access throughout the site for maintenance staff.  Impacts to the site include tree loss, a walled

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.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Sites Service Suspended Until Further Notice

The AARP Foundation is suspending their Tax-Aide services until further notice. Call 1-888-227-7669 for updates about the status of Tax-Aide sites or go to their Web site at


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. 

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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