The Michigan Heritage Leadership Council is an ad hoc group convened by the Historical Society of Michigan, the Michigan Historical Commission and the Michigan History Center. It grew out of a larger May 3, 2013, meeting on Public History and the report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Michigan Parks and Outdoor Recreation. Its purpose is to ensure that the Blue Ribbon Panel's recommendations incorporating culture and heritage are followed. Its focus is the intersect between the public, Michigan heritage and outdoor recreation.
Members of the council are leaders in the diverse statewide and regional public history organizations that serve Michigan, and in statewide environmental and recreational.