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

December 7, 2017 10:22 AM0 comments

When you stand for election, you stand for the democratic process. When you stand with your right hand in the air to take the oath of office, you commit to upholding the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to follow the law, and to […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 30, 2017 9:58 AM0 comments

Following a national search, Fairfax County has a new County Executive. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Board of Supervisors announced the selection of Bryan J. Hill as the next County Executive. He succeeds Edward L. Long, Jr., who retired in September after 40 years of county service, including more […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 23, 2017 9:43 AM0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! I am hopeful, on this traditional day for giving thanks, that everyone can put aside their differences, and recognize the many blessings we enjoy in this nation. Whether young, old or in-between, rich or poor, native-born or immigrant, regardless of belief or gender, we are so fortunate to […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 16, 2017 10:23 AM0 comments

The “blue wave” in Virginia’s elections last week surprised many, since Democrats, for the second consecutive time, won all three statewide races – Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. As in the 2013 statewide election, urban and suburban areas tended to be blue, while rural areas stayed red. Northern Virginia, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 9, 2017 10:13 AM0 comments

When the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors created the Police Civilian Review Panel, it included opportunities for the public to interact with the panel members and the Independent Auditor. The Inaugural Public Forums of the panel will begin next week, right here in Mason District, on Thursday, November 16, from […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 2, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, and Virginia voters are preparing to elect candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. Also on the Fairfax County ballot are state delegate races and a school bond referendum. Registered voters may vote at their regular polling place on Tuesday, from 6 a.m. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 26, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

The Arts Council of Fairfax County presented its annual Arts Awards on Friday, and Dan Sheehy of Mason District was honored with the 2017 Arts Achievement Award. Most residents may be familiar with Dan as the founder and leader of the wildly popular Mariachi Los Amigos, which began in his […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 19, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

Many local governments in the region are working to address Short Term Rentals (STRs) that have become popular in the new “sharing economy.” Short term lodging essentially means renting space in one’s home, whether a bedroom or the entire house, for sleeping or lodging purposes, for a period of fewer […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 12, 2017 3:20 PM0 comments

Although resilience is one of my favorite words, and the basis for today’s Mason District Resilience Summit and Expo at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale (Senior Safety Seminar from 2 – 4 p.m., Expo from 4 – 6 p.m., and General Session from 7 – […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 5, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

An important local government responsibility is building and maintaining infrastructure — those public facilities, which are necessary for the safe, timely, and environmentally sound functioning of our community. Fairfax County’s Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) recently released a report about FY 2017 capital projects completed across the […]

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