Thursday, August 4, 2011

AAAdvocacy Day - Confirmed Elected Officials: Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross

Penelope A. "Penny" Gross
Mason District Supervisor
MASON DISTRICT GOVERNMENTAL CENTER
6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 703/256-7717
Fax: 703/354-8419
mason@fairfaxcounty.gov
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mason/md_bio.htm

Penny Gross was first elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for the Mason District in November 1995, and is currently serving her fourth term. Ms. Gross also is vice-chair of the Board, and she chairs the Board’s Personnel Policy and Reorganization Committee, and the Board’s Environment Committee.

Regionally, Supervisor Gross represents Fairfax County on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), which she chaired in 2009. She also represents Fairfax County on the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. Supervisor Gross represents Fairfax County on the INOVA Health System Board of Trustees, and on the Potomac Watershed Roundtable, which she also chairs.

On the state and national level, Supervisor Gross serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Counties. She currently is vice-chair of the National Association of Counties’ Energy, Environment, and Land Use Committee. She was elected Senior Vice President of the National Association of Regional Councils Board of Directors. Supervisor Gross was appointed by Governor Warner to the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) for the Chesapeake Bay Program, which she chaired from March 2006 until August 2008.

Prior to her tenure as Supervisor, Ms. Gross worked for 20 years as staff in various congressional offices. She served on the Board of the Lincolnia Park Civic Association (1985 to 1997), and on the Executive Board of the Mason District Council of Civic Associations (1988 to 1995). She has held numerous offices with PTA, and is an Honorary Life Member of the Virginia State PTA.

A founding member of the Friends of Mason District Park, Ms. Gross continues to be an active member and officer. She also is a founding member and officer of the National Capital Chapter of the University of Oregon Alumni Association. Supervisor Gross was co-manager of Girl Scouts Service Unit 52-4 and continues to be an active adult Scout.

Revised: 8/2011

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