Intashan Chowdhury
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Borough of Prospect Park, Acting Borough Administrator

Acting Borough Administrator, Municipal Alliance Coordinator, and Advisor to Mayor Khairullah, Borough of Prospect Park, NJ

One of the youngest in the State of New Jersey to ever do so, Intashan Chowdhury currently serves as the Acting Borough Administrator and as the right hand advisor to Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah of the Borough of Prospect Park, NJ niched in the heart of Passaic County.

For the past two years, Intashan has worked his way to become instrumental in local government, assisting Mayor Khairullah oversee and manage day-to-day municipal operations, policy development and serve as a conduit between the mayor, borough council and departmental personnel ensuring proper and efficient administration of all Borough affairs for the residents of the Prospect Park community.

Intashan graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors from Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and minors in Political Science. As a student, Intashan garnered experience in the various levels of government, interning for U.S. Senator Cory Booker, 33rd District NJ Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, and Passaic County Freeholder John W. Bartlett. Through a scholarship from the Eagleton Institute of Politics, he then went on to become a Public Policy Fellow for the County of Montgomery, Maryland in the Department of Technology Services where he authored a white paper on Wi-Fi on public buses and camera technology on snow plows, drafted materials to update the ultra Montgomery program/website, assisted in creating a broadband economic development speaker series and helped expand enrollment in Comcast’s Internet Essentials program through effective research.

Enrolled in the dual degree program at Rutgers University SPAA, Intashan is a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) candidate, scheduled to graduate in the Spring of 2019. Currently working with his academic advisors and professors to have his research published, his capstone is on the efficiency of shared services in local government.

Inspired by his mentor and former high school teacher, Mayor Khairullah’s mantra “Act Locally, Think Globally,” Intashan has developed a passion for education, philanthropy, and socio-economic justice in the public policy arena. Intashan has been featured in various media outlets for his work including ranking in the top 50 of the InsiderNJ’s 2018 Insider 100: Millennials, TapintoPaterson, and participating in the New Jersey Leadership Program’s Politics and Spice podcast. Intashan is also a proud member of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, Incorporated, and Pi Alpha Alpha Public Administration Honor Society.



A son of Bangladeshi-American immigrants, Intashan’s parents traveled to the United States to pave the way for his future cultivated by family values and education. Intashan grew up in the public schools system, attended Passaic County Technical Institute where he became a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). A proud product of Paterson, New Jersey, Intashan represents the rise of Bengali influence in government, In his spare time, Intashan likes to volunteer, coach youth sports, read, cheer on his New England Patriots, and spend time with his loved ones.