LA CROSSE, Wis. -

Governor Walker was in La Crosse Tuesday morning for the La Crosse Area Development Corporation's 41st annual meeting.

Hundreds of people came out to the lunch meeting at the Radisson to talk about local economic development.

They also met to honor a few members of the local business community who've made a significant impact. One of them was UW-L Foundation President  Al Trapp, who raises and administers funds to promote the welfare of the university.

He says being presented with the Distinguished Service Award is unexpected and thrilling. "I'm humbled and honored, and awfully glad that I've had the opportunity over the years to be involved in community activities, so many of them, and I guess that's why I'm getting the award," said Trapp.

The honor is the equivalent of LADCO's lifetime achievement award.