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 31, 2015 10:21 AM0 comments

Happy New Year! Two thousand and sixteen will be an interesting year, with presidential politics and economic recovery providing a lot of momentum for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe was in Fairfax last week to participate in signing a joint agreement between the INOVA Center for Personalized Health and George Mason University […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 24, 2015 11:39 AM0 comments

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Weather forecasters tell us this won’t be a White Christmas, but the fairy tale images of Santa Claus, Father Christmas. Pere Noel, Kris Kringle, or Saint Nikolaus almost always include snow in the picture. Those children’s fables also focus on good or bad behavior as […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 17, 2015 9:48 AM0 comments

The generosity of Mason District and Northern Virginia residents is remarkable, as evidenced by the results of the third blanket and coat drive for Syrian refugees, organized and sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. The first blanket drive, in 2013, gathered about 30,000 pounds of blankets, which were shipped […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 10, 2015 9:46 AM0 comments

Fairfax County’s 13th Urban County Board of Supervisors will be inaugurated next Tuesday, December 15. The swearing-in ceremony certainly is less grand than a presidential inauguration – held in the Government Center Forum, not on the steps of the Capitol – and there is no parade. Similar to the presidential […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 3, 2015 9:29 AM0 comments

Fairfax County’s budget “season” is nearly year-round now, a change from the traditional mid-February to end of April sessions. While those dates still will focus on the County Executive’s presentation of a proposed fiscal year budget and recommendations, the lead-in to the budget begins many months prior, and the Board […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 26, 2015 7:05 AM0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! In Fairfax County, we have so much for which to give thanks – good schools, safe streets, clean water and air, neighbors who care, and many volunteers who identify a need and then step in to fill it. We have an enviable quality of life in Fairfax County, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 19, 2015 8:08 AM0 comments

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is planning to re-locate its Four Mile Run office in Arlington to Barcroft Plaza in Mason District. According to DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb, the Arlington site is slated for redevelopment in that county’s Comprehensive Plan, prompting the search for a new location. The […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 12, 2015 10:38 AM0 comments

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as Mason District Supervisor. I am deeply grateful for the confidence and trust placed in me once again by the voters of Mason District. Thank you for your support. I look forward to continuing to work with all Mason District residents […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 5, 2015 10:22 AM0 comments

Almost any local elected official can relate a story about constituent contacts in unlikely places – the woman who, seeing the bumper stickers on my car, stopped me in the post office parking lot this week and asked if I “worked for Penny.” When I said I am Penny, she […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 29, 2015 10:02 AM0 comments

Tuesday, November 3, is Election Day, and the ballot in Fairfax County is the longest in eight years. You can vote for state senator and delegate, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, District Supervisor, three at-large members of the School Board and the district School Board member, Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney, […]

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