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Supervisor Penny Gross

Supervisor Penny Gross

As Mason District Supervisor, Penny Gross represents Mason District and Fairfax County on local, regional, state, and national organizations. Some of her responsibilities include:

  • Board of Directors, Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC)

  • Chairman, Potomac Watershed Roundtable

  • Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) to the Chesapeake Executive Council (gubernatorial appointment)

  • Board of Directors, Virginia Association of Counties (VACo)

  • Vice Chairman, National Association of Counties’ Environment, Energy and Land Use Committee (NACo)

  • Member, INOVA Health System Board of Trustees

  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors, 1997 to present

    • COG Board Chairman in 2009

    • Member, Chesapeake Bay Policy Committee

    • Member, Human Services Policy Committee

  • Past President, National Association of Regional Councils



As a result of her tireless work on behalf of Mason District and Fairfax County, Penny Gross has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions, including:

  • 2014 National Public Official Award, Water Environment Federation

  • 2013 Virginia Public Official Award, Virginia Water Environment Association

  • 2009 Central Fairfax Services, Inc. Robert L. Bruggeman / Mary C. Michaud Lifetime Achievement Award

  • 2006 Most Distinguished Public Service Award, Arab-American Institute

  • 2003 Elizabeth and David Scull Metropolitan Public Service Award (COG)

  • 2001 Human Rights Award, Fairfax County Human Rights Commission