Articles by: Penny Gross
Penny Gross is the Mason District Supervisor in the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. She may be e-mailed at mason@fairfaxcounty.gov

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 28, 2015 7:50 PM0 comments

Mason District is blessed with two county-designated revitalization areas – Annandale and Bailey’s Crossroads/Seven Corners. As with many older commercial areas in our region, demographic shifts, new business trends, and changing customer demands mean that the business community, including corporate offices elsewhere, constantly is seeking ways to improve and stabilize […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 22, 2015 11:25 AM0 comments

For more than a year, county staff and the Board’s Economic Advisory Commission (EAC) have been working on a strategic plan to facilitate the economic success of Fairfax County. The EAC was created several years ago to provide an opportunity for Board members and appointed business leaders from all sectors […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 15, 2015 10:26 AM0 comments

Fairfax County is just one of 3,069 counties in the nation, one of the largest population-wise, but shares commonalities with even the smallest counties, such as Loving County, Texas, with a population of 82, and Virginia’s Highland County, on the West Virginia border, with 2321 residents. Counties are just one […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 8, 2015 10:00 AM1 comment

In perhaps his last appearance as a Congressman-elect, Don Beyer addressed a couple hundred attendees at the annual Democratic Road to Richmond brunch on Sunday. In a brief talk, he demonstrated his diplomatic skills honed as Ambassador to Switzerland, and looked forward to serving in the new Congress, representing the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 1, 2015 10:28 AM0 comments

Midst the bustle of shopping and parties, the holidays offer reflection on the year’s events, what made us happy or sad, what was accomplished, and what is left to do. The year 2014 had all of that – high spots and low points – and more. The ultimate high spot […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 25, 2014 11:24 AM0 comments

Merry Christmas! In the true spirit of the holiday season, a long-time friend and constituent shared with me an experience that perfectly reflects both the humanity and the spirituality of the common man, something that so often gets lost in the cacophony of commercialism and politics. I’d like to share […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 18, 2014 12:41 PM0 comments

There was lots of excitement in Mason District last week, as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx joined Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Lane, Fairfax County Board Chairman Sharon Bulova, and more than a dozen state delegates, senators, and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 11, 2014 10:36 AM0 comments

An article about sea level rise in Sunday’s Washington Post came just a bit late for discussion at the quarterly meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) to the Chesapeake Executive Council in Easton, Maryland last week, but the issue wasn’t far from anyone’s mind. LGAC’s members are appointed […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 4, 2014 10:20 AM0 comments

In a continuing effort to raise awareness of pedestrian safety, units from the Mason Station were out in force on Little River Turnpike and Leesburg Pike during the evening rush hour last month. Locations for the operations were based on pedestrian enforcement crash data: pedestrians were struck and killed within […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 27, 2014 7:24 AM1 comment

The Virginia Association of Counties celebrated its 80th anniversary earlier this month in Bath County, Virginia. Nearly 1000 local government officials from 92 of Virginia’s 95 counties participated in the annual conference, meeting as committees and attending many workshops, where topics ranged from Protecting Your County’s Revenue and Responding to […]

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