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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public meeting rooms are now available for reservation. 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.
- County Executive releases the Advertised FY2023 Budget Plan
- Masks now optional in county facilities, except in specific locations, such as where health or medical services are provided.
Board of Supervisors Adopts Its Redistricting Plan; New Names To Be Considered
On Dec. 7, 2021, the Board of Supervisors adopted its redistricting plan that maintains nine districts. The county's redistricting effort established new local election districts for the Board of Supervisors and School Board. While not legally tied to the redistricting process, the Board of Supervisors will now consider new names for the election districts. It tasked the Redistricting Advisory Committee to recommend proposed new names by March 1.
AARP Tax Preparation in Progress by Appointment in Mason District – AARP volunteers are providing free tax assistance by appointment to residents of all ages through Monday, April 18, 2022 (federal tax returns), at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale. Virginia taxes are due Sunday, May 1, 2022, however, when the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, you have until the next business day to file with no penalty. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the method of service is "Drop Off" tax documents by appointment only. (No walk-ins.) First, obtain and complete a Tax Preparation Intake Packet, available one of two ways:
- At the Mason District Governmental Center inside the first entry doors to the right (under the bulletin board); or
- Visit https://sites.google.com/view/virginia-d5-taxpayers/ home/sites/mason-district-government-center to download, print, and complete the packet.
- Then, call the number in the Intake Packet to schedule an appointment.
- Bring to the appointment tax documents with a photo ID, all Social Security cards, and (if possible) last year's tax return.
AARP volunteers provide service, by appointment, on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. All returns are filed electronically. Bring tax documents with a photo ID, all Social Security cards, and (if possible) last year's tax return. For more information about AARP Tax-Aide, visit www.aarp.org/taxaide, or call 1-888-227-7669.
Save the Date: Senior Citizen Tax Relief 2022 Workshops by Appointment – Supervisor Penny Gross, in collaboration with the Department of Tax Administration (DTA), is hosting free tax relief workshops on Thursday and Friday, March 17 and 18, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days, at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale. Because of the detrimental effect of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations, the in-person workshops are limited to 50 individuals per day. DTA staff will be on-site to assist residents with completing the 2022 Tax Relief application form and answer questions. To schedule an appointment, please send an e-mail to Mason@FairfaxCounty.gov, or call 703-256-7717 and speak with Chris Delta. The deadline to renew your 2022 tax relief applications is May 2, 2022. For more information, including virtual tax relief workshops, contact the Department of Tax Administration at 703-222-8234; TTY 711, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or send an e-mail to email@example.com, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/taxes/relief. Older adults and people with disabilities may qualify for tax relief, including Real Estate Tax, and Personal Property (car) Tax. Qualified taxpayers also may be eligible for tax relief for renters.
Native Seedling Orders Accepted March 1, 2022 – The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) will accept orders for its Annual Native Seedling Sale beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Two packages are available. TREE-mendous Flowers includes two of each: American Hornbeam, Canadian Serviceberry, and Winterberry Holly. Un-BEE-lievable Blooms includes two of each: False Indigobush, Eastern Redbud, and Silky Willow. A full, non-refundable pre-payment by credit card must accompany the order. For more information and to place an order, visit the NVSWCD website www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/native-seedling-sale. Orders must be picked up on Friday, April 1 or Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet Club, 3516 Sleepy Hollow Road in Falls Church, or they will be donated to a reforestation project in Fairfax County. Questions? Call 703-324-1460, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HomeWise webinar on water conservation in bathrooms - Water is not free, don’t let your hard-earned money go down the drain. Join the Fairfax County HomeWise program for a webinar on water conservation in bathrooms on March 16, 2022 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Learn how to identify leaks in your bathroom and where, when, and how to intervene. Pick up new tips and tricks for saving water used in sinks, toilets, tubs, and showers. Turn your bathrooms into water-saving sanctuaries.
On March 31, Fairfax County will host a Carbon-Free Fairfax webinar on “How We Experience Light” with two very exciting guests. As part of our Small Actions, Big Impact campaign, we will draw attention to lighting as an area of focus for sustainability and health with help from Dr. Mariana Figueiro, Director of the Light and Health Research Center at Mount Sinai and the Icahn School of Medicine, and Anica Landreneau, Global Director of Sustainable Design with HOK.
Stuff the Bus returns on Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - "Stuff the Bus" began in 2011 in response to a critical need to help restock the shelves of local food pantries after the holidays. This collaborative program is a partnership between Fairfax County Government and local nonprofits. Now in its 11th year, Stuff the Bus continues to support food assistance efforts for families and households. Donations supporting ACCA will be collected at the George Mason Regional Library (7001 Little River Turnpike) and Belvedere Elementary School (6540 Columbia Pike). For additional locations across the county, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/stuff-the-bus