President: Roy Rogers Oldenkamp
Roy is known throughout Hollywood and West Hollywood for his activism in saving architectural treasures and battling city halls to preserve history for future generations. From Route 66 hamburger stands to stately mansions, he’s been instrumental in keeping development at bay so these important links to Hollywood’s proud heritage would be around for the future. His historic walking tour of the area is a smashing success, and Roy’s work continues today, as a documentary filmmaker and producer raising the profile of endangered vestiges of our disappearing past.
Secretary/Treasurer: Victor Omelczenko
Victor is long-time WEHO resident who has been interested in historic preservation since his days working for the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. He has lived on WEHO’s Eastside near Plummer Park and on the Westside in the Norma Triangle neighborhood. He now resides down the street from Elsie Weisman’s legacy to the city, known both as Tara and as the city’s new Laurel Park, an evolution that spurred his involvement in local preservation issues. As an avid bicyclist, he has gained a fine perspective on WEHO’s built environment and a knowledge of every street, nook and cranny within its precious 1.9 square miles.
Judson is a California native and an environmental attorney, with an avid appreciation for the architecture, history, and ambience of West Hollywood. Judson was the president of the Board of Directors of a historic high-rise on the Long Beach waterfront, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He is a long-time member of the L.A. Conservancy, Hollywood Heritage, and active with the Sunrise Community Outreach Center. Judson is also an active biker, and has explored much of this charming and complex little city.
Jon has had a lifelong interest in history, architecture and preservation. Over the past decade, he has researched the history of the Sunset Strip in the early 20th century, an era when the Strip was synonymous worldwide with gambling, gangsters and movie-star glamour. He has been a professional writer since 1981, a website producer since 1996 and podcast producer since 2015. He has been a West Hollywood resident since 1998.