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The East Tennessee Section was established on September 2, 1936. The Section is comprised of the following counties in Tennessee- Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Fentress, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Union and the following counties in Kentucky- Bell, Clinton, Knox, McCreary, Wayne, Whitley.
Section activities are dictated by the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Operations Manual found at here. (Section 9, Geographic Organizational Units applies to Sections). The IEEE Bylaws can be found at here.