A recent series of anonymous letters made vicious and disgusting attacks against Northcenter Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Garrett FitzGerald. The Northcenter Chamber board of directors would like to take this opportunity to publicly state it remains fully committed to Mr. FitzGerald. He has an excellent seven-year track record of successful management of our organization, growing it far beyond previous capacity. His patience, thoughtfulness and business acumen have proven to be very valuable assets. He is largely responsible for growing our annual neighborhood event, Ribfest Chicago, into the most successful fundraiser in the history of our organization. Because of this success, the chamber has been able to grow by increasing programs and hiring staff despite city budget cuts. We are deeply grateful for Mr. FitzGerald's service to Northcenter businesses and the community. We believe no one should be subject to the vicious and awful attacks that Mr. FitzGerald has borne and we are confident he is the right leader for the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce today and into the future.The FitzGerald, Gibbons, TSI suit also names six respondents in discovery including the Ravenswood Community Council. As noted by the Bulldog in a recent story, O'Donnell was reelected to serve as president of the RCC. Respondents in discovery is a legal term meaning the plaintiffs are seeking the court to order the respondents to cooperate in discovery proceedings. It does not mean the respondents are defendants. The Welles Park Bulldog is a member of the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce. It provided financial support for the event “Bells of Ravenswood” which event was sponsored by the Northcenter Chamber and the Ravenswood Community Council. The current business manager of the Bulldog is a former employee of the Ravenswood Community Council. Calls to the respondents, plaintiffs and defendants requesting comment were declined or not returned.