Italy: Alessandro Michelucci is the new president of Italian Nursery-people association

"It is a great satisfaction and an honor to lead a group that represents the leading business in Pistoia, a very important pole of work, skills and turnover, moreover engaged in a sector such as the production of greenery."

This was stated on Monday by Alessandro Michelucci, a nurseryman born in 1971 with a nursery at Bottegone in the municipality of Pistoia, as soon as he was appointed as the new president of the Associazione Vivaisti Italiani (AVI), the 'soggetto referente' (a sort of executive body) of Plant Nursery District of Pistoia (Distretto vivaistico ornamentale di Pistoia), during the first meeting of AVI's new board.

The new board of AVI was voted in on 26 May at the AVI Assembly, that marked the end of the previous term under the leadership of Luca Magazzini. The new board was renewed for 7 out of 9 members and was very rejuvenated, with several board members under 40 years of age.

In addition to appointing the president, AVI's new board also chose the two vice presidents on Monday: Gilberto Stanghini, one of the only two councilors reconfirmed along with Massimo Bartolini and Simone Ferroni. The president and the executive board will remain in office until 2025.

"We must continue the good work done in the previous councils - said AVI's new president Michelucci -. Magazzini has done an excellent job, and we will continue along his track. So the first three objectives will be the pre-announced phytosanitary self-control laboratory, a project under the PNRR (National Recovery and Resilience Plan), and a solution to the issue of water supply in the area to bring peace of mind to irrigation to the nurseries even during drought periods."

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